Recalling what Modi said about triple talaq in 2017
The Supreme Court today by a 3:2 majority struck down triple talaq. While the CJI and Justice Nazeer were in favour of the practise the other three judges observed that the practise was unconstitutional. The court held that triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached out to Muslim community many a time earlier on the triple talaq and social justice. Let's take a look at what, when and where Modi talked about triple talaq.
August 15, 2017: Independence Day speech, New Delhi
PM Modi today hailed the women fighting the practice of 'triple talaq' and said the entire country is with them in their endeavour to get their rights.
"I pay my regards to the women who had to lead a pitiable life due to 'triple talaq' and have started a movement which has created an environment in the entire country against the practice."
April 29, 2017: During International Basava Convention inauguration , New Delhi
PM Modi urged Muslims to keep the debate over triple talaq away from politics.
"I am sure enlightened people will emerge from among Muslims and come forward to end this practice, liberating our Muslim daughters and mothers from the scourge."
"Come out and find a solution. That solution will have its own majesty and generations will remember you," Modi said.
He called upon India's Muslims to show the "path of modernity" to Muslims across the world. "That is the kind of power and energy this land gives to all of us."
April 17, 2017: National Executive Meet, Bhubaneshwar
In his address at the BJP national executive here, Modi spoke on triple talaq. "There are backward in the Muslim community also. We must reach out to them. These welfare initiatives are for those who have been deprived of benefits of government policies," Modi said during a discussion on a resolution on constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.
"The PM dwelt on social justice and said our Muslim sisters should be saved from injustice. However, there should be no division in the community and it should be done amicably," highways minister Nitin Gadkari said.