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Muslim forum backs PM Modi's remark on Triple Talaq, slams Muslim Law Board for creating 'fear'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 October 2016, 10:11 IST

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to not politicise triple talaq, the founder of the Haji Ali sabke liye movement, Feroze Mithiborwala lauded the Prime Minister for his comments on the Triple Talaq issue saying that his remark signals the emergence of a positive and a liberal climate across the country.

While Feroze praised PM Modi, he lashed out at the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for creating fear among the muslim community on the issue of the Uniform Civil Code.

Adding that it was a welcome move, Mithiborwala said that it was absolutely wrong to communalise and politicise issues like Muslim personal law, triple talaq and polygamy.

He further said that the muslim community would find it easier to spread the correct message across if a conducive and positive climate was created in the society.

While addressing a rally in UP's Mahoba, Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched upon the issue of triple talaq, urging people to not politicise the issue.

"I request people who participate in TV debates don't make women rights into Muslim-Hindu issue. Women's right is a development issue," Modi said while insisting that all measures should be taken to ensure that women are given equal rights.

Narendra Modi further went on to say that it is unfortunate that for their brand of vote bank politics, some parties want to keep Muslim women bereft of their natural rights.

The Centre had, on 7 October, moved the Supreme Court to abolish triple talaq saying the practices of triple talaq and polygamy are not an essential part of the religion.

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--With ANI inputs

First published: 25 October 2016, 10:11 IST