Amit Shah assails Congress over opposing Triple Talaq Bill
New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attacked Congress Party for opposing a Triple Talaq Bill, that abolishes the practice of instant talaq.
Addressing a gathering in Mavlankar Hall, Constitution Club of New Delhi on the topic 'Abolition of Triple Talaq: Correcting a Historic Wrong' on Sunday, BJP president said that everyone was convinced with the idea of removing the malpractice but Congress let it evolved in the past for mere votes.
Special address by Union Home Minister and BJP National President Shri @AmitShah on the 'Abolition of Triple Talaq: Correcting a Historic Wrong'.— Office of Amit Shah (@AmitShahOffice) August 18, 2019
Date: 18th August 2019
Venue: Mavlankar Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/qRVzQzN3jM
Congress had heavily opposed the passing of Triple Talaq Bill in the Parliament; Amit Shah claimed that there politics amid adopting shortcuts for the votes made them indifferent to the negative consequences of such malpractices.
Talking more about it, he said that the fight against Triple Talaq practice has been going on from a long time. Years ago Shah Bano fought a fight against the "evil practice" and challenged it into the Supreme Court (SC). On 23 April 1985, SC gave the order in favour of her, and abolished triple talaq while maintaining that giving maintenance was mandatory and a reason must be given for talaq.
However, Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress overturned Supreme Court's ruling to fetch some votes.
सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने 23 अप्रैल 1985 को शाह बानो जी के पक्ष में फैसला दिया। उस वक्त 400 के बहुमत के साथ श्री राजीव गांधी शासन कर रहे थे: गृह मंत्री श्री @AmitShah https://t.co/xLrsN5avqh pic.twitter.com/sWv7uHquBd— BJP (@BJP4India) August 18, 2019
Hailing the people of India who voted BJP into power in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Shah said, "the election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in 2014 was the beginning of the end of politics of appeasement and the 2019 mandate is to end it forever."