Triple talaq: NC calls verdict an interference in Muslim affairs, BJP Kashmir unit welcomes
After the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Islamic practice of triple talaq, political parties are having a field day. While former minister from Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference leader, Mustafa Kamal, said that triple talaq has often been misused against women and SC verdict is an interference in religious matters of Muslims and the issue should have been addressed at the societal level, the BJP unit in Kashmir has welcomed the verdict.
"As far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned the law can be extended only if it is passed by Assembly or government brings an ordinance, Kamal told. He said that nevertheless the practice has been misused mostly by Arab Muslims who come to southern states of India and marry and divorce women at their whims.
BJP Kashmir unit welcomes SC verdict
BJP Kashmir unit has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq. Senior party leader and MLC, Sofi Yusuf, said that there should be no hurdles to extend the verdict to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that a law could be passed in the Assembly to extend it to the only Muslim majority state. Yusuf said that the practice was putting women at disadvantage and the state should not be deprived of the verdict. " I have come across cases of women divorced in most inhuman way," he said.