Triple Talaq bill assault on family structure: Mehbooba

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 31: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today lashed out at Centre over the Triple Talaq bill, passed recently in Lok Sabha, saying that this bill is an assault on family structure and would lead to economic disturbance for men and women.

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Addressing a news conference here at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba said that “BJP has entered into our homes through Triple Talaq bill. Marriage is a contract and everybody has a right to decide it by its own way.”
She added that it’s Gandhi’s India and turning it into Zia-ul-Haq’s Pakistan is unacceptable, adding that Muslims across India and Jammu and Kashmir will stay with Gandhis’ secular democratic India.
Mehbooba further stated that by brining this Triple Talaq bill, the BJP will enter into our homes and it will disturb the men and women of Muslim community economically.
“Democracy is not run through brute majority but its consensus. Muslims accept the decisions of Supreme Court on invalidate of Triple Talaq unlike the Sabarimala verdict. Best is to empower Muslim women to be able to face the world independently in case of a breakup,” she said.
“I have gone through a broken marriage and I feel that woman face biggest challenge economically after her marriage is broken,” she said.
Stating that the bill was passed despite there was no support from Muslim Member of Parliament. Mehbooba said: “After creating divisions on religious and sectarian lines, BJP is now resorting to divide Muslim families through Triple Talaq bill.”
“With economic onslaught on Muslims through curbs on meat and leather, the social crises Triple Talaq bill can cause will impoverish them further,” she said.