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Sushil Modi asks Nitish to spell out stand on triple talaq

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Opposition today asked to clarify JD(U)'s stance on triple talaq.

Backing the Union government's plea in the Supreme on triple talaq, Senior 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, 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 in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, who is also a member and Supreme advocate, said the JD(U) and RJD should make their stand clear on the issue.

Yadav said there are various countries including 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 and the Army for bringing immense pride to the the nation.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 18:21 IST