With­draw triple ta­laq bill, gov­ern­ment urged

The Gulf Today - - ASIA -

HYDERABAD: Var­i­ous Mus­lim so­cio-re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions came to­gether on a com­mon plat­form on Fri­day night to de­mand the cen­tral gov­ern­ment to with­draw the or­di­nance on triple ta­laq As It Is un­con­sti­tu­tional.

Mus­lim groups rep­re­sent­ing var­i­ous sects urged the gov­ern­ment to en­sure that the re­li­gious and cul­tural rights and free­dom guar­an­teed to Mus­lims by the Con­sti­tu­tion are im­ple­mented in let­ter and spirit and not tam­pered in any man­ner.

A res­o­lu­tion passed at the pub­lic meet­ing or­gan­ised by the United Mus­lim Fo­rum (MUF), an um­brella group of dif­fer­ent Mus­lim or­gan­i­sa­tions, con­demned the or­di­nance is­sued last week, CRIM­I­NAL­IZ­ING triple ta­laq. It SAID the piece of legislation was en­acted through back­door.

Ma­jlis-e-it­te­hadul Mus­limeen (MIM) pres­i­dent AND HYDERABAD MP Asadud­din Owaisi, Ja­maat-e-is­lami’s pres­i­dent of TE­LAN­GANA AND ODISHA unit HAMID Mo­hammed Khan, MUF pres­i­dent Ra­heemud­din Ansari and lead­ers of var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions ad­dressed the pub­lic MEET­ING At MIM Head­quar­ters Darus­salam.

“The present gov­ern­ment seems to be con­spir­ing to take away the re­li­gious iden­tity of Mus­lims. When it failed to GET THE triple ta­laq Bill passed In THE Par­lia­ment, the gov­ern­ment has cho­sen to get an or­di­nance pro­mul­gated in an un­demo­cratic man­ner ,” there so­lu­tion said.

A It hoped that bet­ter sense would pre­vail and the gov­ern­ment would re­con­sider its de­ci­sion.

Asaud­din Owaisi, in his speech, de­manded that Mus­lims should be al­lowed to prac­tice their re­li­gion as the Con­sti­tu­tion of In­dia has given them this right. Re­fer­ring to Supreme Court judge­ments on Ar­ti­cles 377 and 497, the MP said Mus­lims also want to live with free­dom to prac­tice their re­li­gion. “When ho­mo­sex­u­als have been given choice and mar­ried men and women also given free­dom to in­dulge in adul­tery with­out the fear of be­ing pun­ished by law, why are Mus­lims be­ing de­nied free­dom to prac­tice their re­li­gion, he asked.

Owaisi de­scribed the or­di­nance as anti-women and said this would lead to high rate of de­ser­tion of women by THEIR Hus­bands. HE Also VOICED THE Ap­pre­hen­sion that many Mus­lim youths would be jailed.

The MP said the Supreme Court In Its Judg­ment set ASIDE triple ta­laq but did not term it un­con­sti­tu­tional.

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