Tahlka News Bureau
Lucknow: BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya a minister in Yogi Adityanath's cabinet on Saturday made a shocking statement about the controversial Triple talaq, described it as a practice used to fulfill the lustful needs of men. "Triple talaq is a practice used to satisfy lust by changing wives".
Maurya's statement has created a stir and now the dialogue is echoing across Uttar Pradseh. While the minister was trying to assert that the BJP stood by Muslim women,his description of the triple talaq sparked a controversy.
"These talaqs have no basis. No one will deem it right if someone keeps changing his wives only to satisfy his lust and forces his wives and children to beg on the streets," claim the BJP leader.
He claimed that his party would stand with Muslim women who have been given talaq 'unreasonably' and 'arbitrarily'.
The 63-year-old BJP leader's statements come at a time when the country is debating on triple talaq.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen today urging the Muslim community to "not politicise the issue of triple talaq" and to "protect women from the effects" of the practice of oral divorce.
However, the BJP minister's statement can create schism over trying to bring the communities together
The all India Muslim personal board has urged the government that there was no need for the government to interfere in the matter.It added that it would review the practice of triple talaq.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is all set to petitions challenging the practice starting May 11.