New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the Centre over Triple Talaq Ordinance and said it violates the fundamental rights of the Muslims. Addressing a public gathering on Friday in Hyderabad, he said, “We are opposing this because this is against our Shariat. We also opposed this because this violates the fundamental rights as laid down in the Constitution. This ordinance is against the Muslim women. This will do injustice to them.”
Earlier also, Owasis had demanded centre to roll back the judgment on Triple Talaq saying that the Modi government must take back their Unconstitutional Ordinance on Triple Talaq. He even said the “SC didn’t say Triple Talaq is ‘unconstitutional’.
Owaisi said, “It has been a year and Supreme Court has given its verdict on Triple Talaq. Is the PM not reading the judgment? Can’t Law Minister read it? Nowhere in its judgment did Supreme Court say that Triple Talaq is unconstitutional. But you, in your ordinance said that.” (ALSO READ – Despite Having a Woman Leader, Congress Didn’t End Barbaric Triple Talaq, Says RS Prasad Slams Sonia Gandhi)
Earlier this week, Owasis had said that this ordinance is against the Muslim women. It will not provide justice to the Muslim women. He demanded PM Modi bring a law for the deserted married women.
“Constitution provides for Right to Equality. If this Ordinance will be used against a Muslim man, he’ll be given 3-yr jail term. If there is a non-Muslim man for whom there is a different law, he will be given 1-year jail term. Why this discrimination?” said Owaisi.
On September 19, Modi government had cleared an ordinance which makes triple talaq a punishable offence. The Ordinance will now be sent to the President for his approval. After it comes to force, the Ordinance has to be approved by Parliament within six months. If the government fails to do this, the ordinance has to be re-promulgated.
Notably, the government had failed to pass the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha, could not be taken up for discussion and passage in the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session and the Budget Session following reservations expressed by the Congress-led opposition.