Yogi Adityanath called for an end to the Muslim practice of triple talaq under the Sharia law, saying that there is a need to implement common civil code for governing such issues.
Yogi Adityanath Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh compared the silence over the Islamic Practice of triple talaq to the disrobing of Draupadi in the Mahabharat myth.
At an event in the Lucknow, the chief Minister said that he was reminded about everyone who stayed silent when Draupadi was being disrobed in the Mahabharat epic and in the same way the people are staying silent on the issue of triple talaq and both of the issues are equally guilty.
He also added that he was startled about the silence as there was a burning issue of the Islamic Practice by certain individuals.
The Chief Minister shared his view regarding the triple talaq issue at an event of releasing the book on late politician Chandrashekhar, who is one of the Former Prime Ministers of India.
Yogi Adityanath said even the Chandrashekhar was in favor of a common civil code and everyone should speak out against the issue.
In the Islamic Practices, the Muslims follow triple talaq in order to divorce their wife just by saying the world ‘talaq’ three times. The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case on the constitutional validity of the issue.
Some of the NGOs and the Centre who are part of the issue have submitted the triple talaq violates the right to the gender equality. All India Muslim Personal Law Board(AIMPLB) and other religious leaders have argued that the triple talaq has the authorization from the Quran, so the part of the Muslim Personal Law falls squarely outside the purview of the bench. They also add that declaring triple talaq as unconstitutional is akin to “rewriting the Quran.”
AIMPLB said that those who misuse the triple talaq without any major reasons prescribed by the religious law will face the social boycott.
It added that there has been misunderstanding about the issue and will issue a code of conduct for it.