Owaisi slams Modi govt over triple talaq law, calls it ‘unconstitutional’

New Delhi, August 02 (KMS): As India observed Muslim Women’s Rights Day, the other day, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government over the triple talaq law.

Calling the law unconstitutional, the AIMIM chief said it demonizes Muslims and asked, what about the empowerment of Hindu, Dalit and women belonging to the OBC community?

“This law (triple talaq) is unconstitutional and has been challenged in the Supreme Court of India. It’s against equality, demonizes Muslims.

Would the Modi govt only celebrate Muslim Women (Rights) Day? What about the empowerment of Hindu, Dalit and OBC women?” he was quoted as saying.

He further asserted that the law will lead to more exploitation of Muslim women and will add up to their problems. “Only cases will be registered and no justice
will be delivered. Muslims have not accepted it on the ground,” he said.

India observed Muslim Women Rights Day on Aug 1On Saturday, the Union ministry of minority affairs announced that Muslim Women’s Rights Day will be observed across the nation on August 1 and it will celebrate the second anniversary of the enactment of the law against triple talaq.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Act, 2019, criminalises instant ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband.

The Act was the first bill introduced in Parliament after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was re-elected to power in 2019.

Owaisi hits out at Centre over Pegasus row Hitting out at the government over the Pegasus snooping row, the AIMIM chief said that the Centre is running away from discussing the matter in theParliament during the ongoing Monsoon Session.

“Why is the government afraid of debating on ‘Pegasus’ in Parliament? What do you want to hide? We’re willing to run the Parliament but you (govt) don’t want that. You only want to pass Bills. Is that Democracy? We’re not getting a chance to put forth our views,” he said.

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