Will scrap Triple Talaq Bill if voted to power: Congress


FEBRUARY 07, 2019

Speaking at the AICC minorities convention in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sushmita Dev said the focus of the Triple Talaq Bill was not to empower Muslim women but to penalise Muslim men.

In a significant announcement, Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev on Thursday said that the party would abolish the Triple Talaq law if it was voted to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Speaking at the AICC minorities convention in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Dev said the focus of the Triple Talaq Bill was not to empower Muslim women but to penalise Muslim men.

“I promise that the Congress party will come to power in 2019 and will scrap the Triple Talaq law. The law is just another weapon of the Modi government to arrest and harass Muslim men and put them in prison,” Dev said.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in the Winter Session of  Parliament last year but has faced roadblocks in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition has demanded that the bill be sent to a select committee.

Source: Indianexpress.com



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