Triple Talaq ordinance is against Muslim women: Asaduddin Owaisi


New Delhi: Sep 19: Soon after the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance on Triple Talaq, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said “this ordinance is against the Muslim women”.

“This ordinance will not provide justice to the Muslim women. In Islam, marriage is a civil contract and bringing penal provisions in it is wrong”, he told media.

Owaisi further said “I demand from PM that this nation requires a law for those married women, who are 24 lakh in number, their husbands in their election affidavits say they are married but the wife is not living with them. PM should bring a law for those deserted married women”.

His remarks were in reaction to approval of Triple Talaq ordinance by the Union Cabinet.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gave the information to the media after the meeting.

Announcing the decision, Prasad had said the core component of this Ordinance is that an offence will be cognizable only when the FIR is filed by the victim wife or her close relations by blood or marriage.

“Secondly, it’s compoundable, it can be compromised only at the insistence of the wife upon appropriate terms&conditions as determined by the magistrate. Thirdly, a bail can be granted by the magistrate upon reasonable grounds but only after hearing the victim wife also”, he stated.


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