From A Correspondent
Agartala, Dec 11 : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy said that the Muslim women who constitute
6.5 percent of the country’s total population are the biggest victim of human rights violation and argued that abolition of triple talaq can be an effective step towards protecting their rights in the society.
Addressing a semir at Pragya Bhawan here to mark the Human Rights Day he said the maximum number of cases of human rights violations is taking place against the women folk specially the Muslim women who always spent time in an atmosphere of uncertainty.
Supporting the recent verdict delivered by the Allahabad High Court declaring triple talaq as unconstitutiol he urged all section of people should raise their voice against such inhuman provision. ‘Time has come for all of us to think over this’, he said. He went one step ahead and said due to the prevalence of such provision in their persol law a section
of Muslim man are ill treating their wives. He said these must be stopped and expressed hope that abolition of triple talaq will ensure containing such cruelty at least to some extent. He said the women commission has a special responsibility to keep watch on incidents of human rights violations against women. He told the police officers to remain alert so that the state never becomes the human rights violator.
Chairman of the State Human Rights Commission Justice Kalyanjyoti Sengupta, Chairman of the Consumers’ Dispute Redress Commission Justice U B Saha, Chairman of the State Women Commission Manika Datta Roy and many other dignitaries were present.
Justice Kalyanjyoti Sengupta urged the people to inform the commission of any kind of incidents of human rights violation. ‘A complain in white paper will do, we will act within our jurisdiction’, he assured.