|Triple Talaq Bill: We corrected a historic wrong, opposition knew deep inside it was required, says Amit Shah|
New Delhi, Aug 18: Speaking at an event organised by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said triple talaq was a historic wrongdoing that has been corrected by the BJP govt.
He added that even the political parties which opposed the triple talak bill, knew deep inside that it was the right thing to do. He said, "Many opposed the bill because of appeasement that changed into vote bank. Because of that the nation suffered every day."
He stated that the bill is only for the benefit of the Muslim community, not for anything else. Hindus, Christians, and Jains are not going to benefit by it because they never had to suffer due to it, Shah said.
Shah further said, "We are blamed for interfering in the Islamic law. Let me tell you that close to 19 countries have banned triple talaq. Most countries banned it by 1965, but we had to do it in 2019. Even the holy Quran does not endorse it."
Modi govt has achieved close to 25 historic decisions in last five years, but some parties couldn't do it for so many years, Shah said.
Quoting Shah Bano's example, Shah said, "She struggled so much for this movement. But Rajiv Gandhi who had become prime minister with 400 seats brought in a law and overturned Supreme Court's verdict. It was considered a black day. Congress is still shamefully trying to defend their stand it."