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Andhra Pradesh: Centre may step in on triple talaq

PTI
Published May 21, 2017, 3:04 am IST
Updated May 21, 2017, 3:04 am IST
It is for the society to take up the issue and it will be good if the (Muslim) society itself changed the practice, says Naidu.
Muslim leaders felicitate Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu in Vijayawada on Saturday. 	(Photo: DC)
 Muslim leaders felicitate Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu in Vijayawada on Saturday. (Photo: DC)

Amaravati: The government may have to step in and enact a law to ban triple talaq if the Muslim community fails to “change” the practice, Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.

“It is for the society to take up the issue and it will be good if the (Muslim) society itself changed the practice. Otherwise, a situation may arise where the government will have to bring in a legislation (banning triple talaq),” Mr Naidu said while addressing a meeting here.

 

“This is not to interfere in anybody’s personal matters, but at the same time it’s a question of justice to women. All women should have equal rights. Equality before law...that’s the issue,” the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister said.

He recalled that laws were enacted to rid certain evil practices even in the Hindu society, like child marriage, sati and dowry. “The Hindu society discussed child marriages and Parliament passed a legislation banning it,” he pointed out.

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