BHADOHI (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted the opposition parties over the issue of instant triple talaq, saying the Congress and its allies were working overtime to stall a bill against the practice, but vowed to ensure they don’t succeed.
Addressing a rally at Bhadohi, which has a sizeable Muslim population and goes to the polls on May 12, Modi accused the Congress and its partners of “compelling” Muslim women to live in fear.
The Prime Minister said the practice of instant triple talaq has been abolished in several Muslim countries of the world.
“Their daughters’ lives are not destroyed in the name of triple talaq. We want to give the same rights to our Muslim sisters in India,” he said.
The Modi Government introduced a bill to ban the practice of talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and it was passed by Lok Sabha. But it lapsed in the Upper House.
The PM said, “We do not disrespect anybody’s religious sentiments, we just follow the Constitution of India. And the Constitution of India gives equal rights to both men and women. We are working to ensure that the women get equal rights and justice.