CM Yogi compares Triple Talaq to Draupadi's cheer-haran, calls for UCC

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath

Bharatiya Janata Party's well-orchestrated hype on triple talaq appears to be prompted by the age-old policy of "divide and rule".

Uttar pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today equated ractice of triple talaq with the disrobing of Draupadi in Hindu epic Mahabharata and slammed the silence of the politicians and Ulema over it.

Reacting sharply, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) termed Adityanath's remark as "jaahilaanaa" (foolish).

"There no mention of this system of talaq in the Holy Quran; this is an interpolation made in the Hadees, which can not be accorded the same status as the Holy Quran", she points out.

The AIMPLB has been opposing the PILs filed against the triple talaq in the Supreme Court. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that such an article shows how much respect the UP CM has for women. Several victims of triple talaq too have come out in the open to support the Yogi government's campaign against the practice.

Adityanath also said that politics should be practised under the constitutional limits and pointed out that the late Chandrashekhar was also a votary of common laws.

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Triple talaq comes under the Sharia law that gives a man the right to end a marriage by verbally saying "Talaq" thrice to his wife.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued a code of conduct for his Cabinet colleagues, marking out the dos and don'ts.

".No one was able to utter even a single word".

The chief minister, sources said, was determined to stay away from any taint of corruption on his government and wanted his ministers to strictly follow the code of conduct.

If insiders were to be believed, the BJP leadership had started working on it well before the UP Assembly elections.

Last week, the CM had issued directions for the formation of a special task force that will meet Muslim women across the state to know their stand on the controversial triple talaq issue. He is linking talaq with a greater issue - the disrobing of Draupadi.

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