Triple Talaq Bill will disturb our family life: Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi | Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has opposed the Triple Talaq bill ahead of the Central government’s introducing it in the Rajya Sabha.

Speaking to media over the bill Mufti said,” By bringing Triple Talaq Bill, the BJP is entering our houses. This will disturb our family life and also, there’ll be more problems for women & men economically.” Citing her personal example on the situation of Muslim women after the divorce, the PDP chief said, “I’ve gone through a broken marriage and I feel that women face the biggest challenge economically after her marriage is broken.” Accusing the BJP of playing politics over Muslims issues, Mehbooba Mufti alleged, “When we talk about reservations for Muslims, BJP rejects it on religious lines. But when it comes to this kind of law, then they run to Parliament.”

The contentious triple talaq bill seeking to criminalise instant divorce is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha even as the Congress said it will not allow the passage of the proposed legislation in its present form. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will table the bill in the Upper House after it was cleared by the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid a walkout by the Opposition. The bill was passed by the Lower House with 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it.

In a landmark 3-2 verdict in August last year, the Supreme Court found the practice of “triple talaq” un-Islamic and “arbitrary”, and disagreed that it was an integral part of religious practices.


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