Triple ta­laq a way to ha­rass women, says Sad­hvi Prachi

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Con­tro­ver­sial Vishwa Hindu Par­ishad (VHP) leader Sad­hvi Prachi said on Sat­ur­day that triple ta­laq was a ‘means to ha­rass women’.

“Women are di­vorced us­ing triple ta­laq on mi­nor is­sues. Aisi mahi­laon ko maul­vion ko tamacha mar kar Hindu dharm mein shamil ho jana chahiye (Such women must slap the cler­ics and join Hindu re­li­gion). This will give them free­dom from the fear of get­ting di­vorced,” she said.

On her first visit to Bareilly this year, the VHP leader vis­ited Alak­nath tem­ple and later in­ter­acted with the me­dia. “I am here to thank Lord Ma­hadev for the BJP’S vic­tory in the state,” she said.

When asked about the con­struc­tion of Ram tem­ple in Ay­o­d­hya, she said, “Ram tem­ple will be con­structed at any cost which can pre­vent it.”

On crim­i­nal cases lodged against se­nior BJP lead­ers in Babri de­mo­li­tion case, she said, “If cases can be lodged against Uma Bharti, Ad­vani and Joshi, then those who killed karse­waks must also be sent be­hind bars.”

The fire­brand leader known Khan re­it­er­ated her stand to send the se­nior SP leader be­hind bars. “The state gov­ern­ment will in­ves­ti­gate the prop­er­ties of Azam Khan and he will be sent to prison,” she said. On the is­sue of re­duc­ing his se­cu­rity, she said, “He is not afraid for his life but for the mis­deeds of his gov­ern­ment No se­cu­rity can

“There is an ex­pec­ta­tion of com­pli­ance (of tax rules) and in the event of non-com­pli­ance, there is the power of pe­nal­is­ing that the ED has. This power has to be ex­pe­di­tiously used when­ever vi­o­la­tions are de­tected,” he said.

Jaitley also said money laun­der­ing, round-trip­ping, tax eva­sion and the cre­ation of shell com­pa­nies had be­come a “stan­dard­ised prac­tice” that was not dif­fi­cult to de­tect in the age of tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments.

“Our tar­get has to be to make sure India as it evolves from a de­vel­op­ing to de­vel­oped econ­omy (also changes) from a tax non-com­pli­ant so­ci­ety to a highly-com­pli­ant so­ci­ety.”

Ad­hia said the de­mon­eti­sa­tion of high-value ban­knotes had re­vealed the dif­fer­ent ways peo­ple use to laun­der money, in­clud­ing through mul­ti­ple en­tries in shell com­pa­nies.

He said it is ex­pected that by Septem­ber 2018, around 15 lakh VVPAT ma­chines will be ready.

The Com­mis­sion’s ob­jec­tive is to use VVPATS in all the com­ing elec­tions, he said.

India will “per­haps” be the

But about two dozen Mus­lim women’s groups have in re­cent years mounted le­gal chal­lenges to triple ta­laq, which they say dis­crim­i­nates against them and vi­o­lates their hu­man rights.

A five-judge con­sti­tu­tion bench of the Supreme Court wil be­gin hear­ing daily from May 11 pe­ti­tions chal­leng­ing the valid ity of triple ta­laq.

Modi also used Sat­ur­day’s ad­dress to reiterate his gov­ern ment’s ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ pol­icy, and drew par­al­lels with Basaveswara’s phi­los­o­phy

“Peo­ple should get homes ac­cess to power with­out dis­crim ina­tion. Farm­ers should get fer tilis­ers and in­sur­ance ben­e­fits with­out any dis­tinc­tions. That is the mean­ing of our gov­ern ment’s mes­sage of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’,” he said.

The PM’S de­ci­sion to at­tend the Basava Jayanti cel­e­bra­tions is sig­nif­i­cant against the back drop of next year’s elec­tions in Kar­nataka. Basaveswara, also known as Basa­vanna, is a power ful icon of the Lin­gayat commu nity in the state.

Lin­gayat leader BS Yedyur appa is the BJP’S face in Karna taka, where it hopes to wrest power from the Con­gress in the elec­tions due for 2018. The party is be­set with prob­lem in the state

Women are di­vorced us­ing triple ta­laq on mi­nor is­sues. Such women must slap the cler­ics and join Hindu re­li­gion.this will give them free­dom from the fear of get­ting di­vorced

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