New Delhi, Oct 25: Union Minister M. Venkaiah idu on Tuesday advocated the abolition of ‘triple talaq’, saying it was a form of gender discrimition and against constitutiol principles. “Gender discrimition must come to an end. We are a civilised society, we are a democratic country; why should there be gender discrimition? Triple talaq is a gender discrimition and against the principles of Constitution,” the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister told the media here. “Why should those helpless women be pelised for somebody else’s fault. That is why the BJP, the government, is strongly in favour of ending the practice of triple talaq,” said idu.
His comments came a day after Prime Minister rendra Modi, in his first comments on the controversial issue, said the government and society should ensure justice to Muslim women and not let their lives be destroyed by triple talaq. idu avoided a direct comment on the rift within Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party but said “dysty politics was sty for democracy”. “Dysty in democracy is sty but it is tasty to some people and we are seeing the results also,” he said, adding the BJP doesn’t want to “fish in their troubled waters”. “It is their interl matter, but people are seeing what is happening and they will decide what should be done,” added idu. (IANS)