Triple Talaq: "Don't confuse right to religion with allowing unfair practise"

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New Delhi, Sept 24: The centre will tell the Supreme Court that a practise like triple talaq has no place in secular India.

The response to a petition which had sought a ban on triple talaq is ready with the government and the same would be submitted in the court next week.

Triple talaq has no place in India

OneIndia had reported on September 15 that a ban on triple talaq will get the centre's nod. (Triple talaq ban likely to get Centre's nod)

The response was drafted after consulting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh, finance minister Arun Jaitley, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, defence minister Manohar Parrikar and women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi.

The ministers decided that this be looked as a issue of gender justice. The government will tell the Supreme Court the fundamental right to religion cannot be confused with allowing a practise that is unfair and discriminatory.

Further the government has also taken into account that several Muslim dominated countries have either banned or restricted this practise.

The All Indian Muslim Law Personal Board had made some scathing observations in an affidavit while opposing the ban on triple talaq. The board had said that there is a good chance that if the practise is banned the husband may end up killing the wife if he is made to go through a lengthy divorce process.

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