Triple talaq row: Centre calls for reform, says Constitutional law above all
A day after the Allahabad High Court termed the practice of Triple Talaq a violation of women’s rights, the Centre on Wednesday called for reform while saying that constitutional law is above all.
“The nation runs by constitutional laws. Constitution protects every citizen within its framework. The Prime Minister has also said the triple talaq issue is connected to reform and so reforms should be made. Reforms have always been made time and again,” Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI.
Naqvi attacked leaders for politicising the issue, saying that the matter should not be seen with the perspective of religion but ‘reform’.
“Triple Talaq issue is not a matter of communalism. It should not be seen with the perspective of religion but reform. Those who are trying to give it a communal angle, they should understand that improvement is necessary for the society,” he said.
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday reacted strongly to triple talaq, saying the rights of any person cannot be violated in the name of ‘personal law’.
The court further said the basic and human rights cannot be exploited on the basis of gender.
“A Muslim husband cannot give divorce in such a manner which would put a question mark …read more