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Cong leaves it on SC to decide on triple talaq issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With the issue of triple talaq raging, today left it to the Supreme to decide the ticklish matter and at the same time insisted that it has always pitched for empowerment of women.

As the debate over Uniform Civil Code (UCC) creating much controversy, the party expressed itself against imposition of any code and advocated the need for taking all stakeholders into confidence.

With a volley of questions on the issue at the briefing, party spokesperson Shobha Oza fell back upon Dr B R Ambedkar's remarks on the matter to drive home the point that all stakeholders needed to be taken into confidence for any change.

"It is not proper if this does not happen," she said, adding that the party goes by what the Architect of the Constitution had said on the issue long back.

Besides, she said that the party believes in the concept of "unity in diversity".

"We have full faith in the Supreme Court," Oza said while replying to questions on triple talaq.

The Commission's decision to invite views on the contentious UCC drew criticism from the All India Muslim Personal Board and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Narendra Modi government of waging a "war" against the community.

As the Muslim outfits claimed a UCC will "kill" India's pluralism, right wing organisations like BJP and Shiv Sena, long-time votaries of a common code, strongly supported the government's decision, insisting it would bolster gender equality and end discrimination against women.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 19:23 IST