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Asaduddin Owaisi calls triple talaq ordinance anti-Muslim women, unconstitutional

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Hours after the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making Islamic practice ‘triple talaq’ a punishable offence, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at Narendra Modi government and termed triple talaq ordinance anti-Muslim women and unconstitutional.

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According to Asaduddin Owaisi, triple talaq ordinance violated the fundamental rights of the Musim women. If Muslim man gives instant talaq to his wife, he may face up-to three years jail. But, if a Hindu does the same he would be imprisoned only for a year.

“This Ordinance is unconstitutional. The ordinance is against the Constitution’s right to equality as it is being made only for Muslims. All India Muslim Personal Law Board and women organisations should challenge this ordinance in the Supreme Court,” Hyderabad MP quoted as saying.

While criticising latest triple talaq ordinance, AIMIM chief said that, “Marriage is a civil contract between husband and wife in Islam. And the government is doing wrong making it punishable.”

AIMIM chief also added, “There are almost 22 lakh women who are living without there husband. The government should bring an ordinance into this.” Keeping an eye on upcoming elections he said, BJP is going to lose in all four states in the coming times.

Owaisi’s remark comes after the Union Cabinet passed an ordinance on triple talaq making it a punishable offence. Meanwhile, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while addressing a press conference said that “The core component of the ordinance is that an offence will be cognizable only after the victim files an FIR.”

The latest ordinance comes after the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgement in 2017 August by terming triple talaq as arbitrary and unconstitutional.

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