Muslim women can’t be ruined by triple talaq, says PM Narendra Modi in Mahoba
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, while addressing a rally in Mahoba, slammed those who are making a political issue out of sensitive triple talaq matter.
Joining the debate on triple talaq, PM Modi opposed the practice among Muslims and in the same breath he condemned the prevalence of female foeticide in Hindu society.
"Female foeticide is a sin. So what if the sinner is a Hindu. My government has taken a number of steps (to stop this practice). Daughters, mothers, sisters should be protected.
One should not consider religion. Mothers and sisters should be respected. We have raised the issue firmly.
"Now the issue of talaq has come up. Just like if any Hindu commits female foeticide he will have to go to jail, similarly what is the crime of my Muslim sisters that someone says talaq over phone and her life is destroyed," he said addressing a "Maha Parivartan Rally" here in the Bundelkhand region in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also urged TV channels to ensure that the matter doesn’t becomes a prime topic as Hindu vs Muslim or BJP vs other parties. He also claimed that his government is taking all possible steps to ensure women get all that they deserve.
"In democracy, there should be discussion. The government has put forward its position. Those who want to digress from triple talaq are instigating people...in the country, lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq," he said.
He also noted that in 21st century, how justified it is to even debate about if women should be given equal rights or not?
Above politics, it is a responsibility of the government to ensure that women are equally treated like men in the society.
(with inputs from Agencies)