Bihar Opposition BJP today asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to clarify JD(U)'s stance on triple talaq. Backing the Union government's plea in the Supreme Court on triple talaq, Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi asked Kumar to clarify if he supports "Muslim women's interest on the topic". "Whether or not the JD(U) is in favour of triple talaq, Nitish Kumar should break his silence on the issue and clear his party's stand during its two-day national council meeting at Rajgir (from tomorrow)," he said. He was addressing members of state executive of the party on the second and concluding day of the meeting here at his official residence 1, Polo Road. BJP's National General Secretary and Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, who is also a Rajya Sabha member and Supreme Court advocate, said the JD(U) and RJD should make their stand clear on the issue. Yadav said there are various countries including Pakistan which are opposed to the practice. "It (the abolition of triple talaq) is the demand of Muslims women which is being heard in the Supreme Court," he said. Talking about the surgical strikes, Yadav thanked both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Army for bringing immense pride to the the nation.
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