In a shocking statement released by Union Minister for Law and Order Ravi Shankar Prasad, Telangana capital Hyderabad along with Uttar Pradesh topped the list of most prevalent places of ‘Triple Talaq’ in the country.
A bill was passed in the Lok Sabha last year making this Islamic practice illegal. But the union minister has alleged that political leaders like Sonia Gandhi, BSP President Mayawati and West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerjee are trying to stall the bill despite being women themselves.
“They have come up with a ridiculous argument about who will feed the family if the man who has committed this crime is sent to jail? I wonder how many more crimes are being hidden away like this. Why are some leaders trying to block the Triple Talaq act on such flimsy grounds?” he questioned.
Triple Talaq is the act of giving instant divorce to a spouse by uttering the word three times and is believed to be a revered practice in Islam. But this is not about any faith or religion; it is about the right to dignity, equality and gender justice, the minister quoted.