Tahlka News Desk
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday presenting on a event said anyone who remained quiet and didn't oppose the custom under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by pronouncing the word talaq (divorce) thrice was as guilty as those practising it. He also compare the silence over the Islamic prctice of triple talaq to the disrobing of Draupadi in the Mahabharata epic.
"A debate is going on the silence on the issue reminds me of Draupadi's chir haran (disrobing)," Adityanath said, alluding to the custom that many say is loaded against women.
Adityanath's comments come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked party workers to stand by Muslim women
who want to fight triple talaq, saying dignity was guaranteed to all under the Constitution.
Last October, the Centre opposed the practice in the Supreme Court, the first time a government has taken a stand on an issue that divides the Muslim community.