Centre not likely to bring in new legislation at this stage
The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday evening ruled out the need for bringing any legislation, as mentioned by the minority judgement. There was an apprehension in political circles that in order to keep the issue alive, the ruling BJP would attempt to bring about a legislation and also take an aggressive stand on the uniform civil code. A senior government functionary told DNA that there is no need to pass a legislation after the apex court’s verdict.
The source, however, admitted that bringing some amendments to the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 was being discussed at some level.
While PM Narendra Modi hailed the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq “historic”, a big summersault came from the Congress party. The main Opposition party, held responsible for bringing a legislation in 1985 to overturn the SC judgement in the Shah Bano case, on Tuesday hailed the struggles of Shayara Bano — which led the Constitution Bench to end the practice of instant triple talaq.
Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala admitted that circumstances and situation have changed in India. PM Modi said the judgement will serve as a powerful measure for women’s empowerment.
Talking to reporters, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also confirmed …read more