CM Yogi compares Triple Talaq to Draupadi's cheer-haran, calls for UCC

Aaron Brown
April 19, 2017

He equated the silence over triple talaq to that displayed by the elders present in the court during Draupadi's humiliation in the epic.

Referring to an episode in Mahabharata where a key character Draupadi was disrobed in front of several people, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said: "These days there is a new debate in the country". Different theories are being floated on it. Some people are maintaining a silence on this issue.

"Chandra Shekhar had a clear understanding of the Common Civil Code".

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also raised the issue at a programme in Gujarat and said the exploitation of Muslim women should end. "Our Muslim sisters deserve justice". We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed, ' he said during the BJP National Executive Meeting here.

Surjewala said the prime minister had only yesterday talked of womens development and now his chief ministers are belittling women.

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His comments came at a time the Supreme Court is hearing petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq and the Muslim Personal Law Board is of the opinion that the judiciary has nothing to do with the issue.

"The day we start working by remaining within the ambit of the Constitution, the situation of conflict and collision will not occur". We should try to solve this issue at the district level. Muslim scholars and jurists argue that concurrent talaq or triple talaq in one go has never been approved by Prphet Mohammad (peace be upon him), during the tenure of first Caliph Abu Bakr (RA) and the first two years of Caliph Omar's caliphate.

Reacting sharply, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) termed Adityanath's remark as "jaahilaanaa" (foolish). Triple talaq is wrong, and the also the tendency to remain silent on this issue.

Triple talaq comes under the Sharia law that gives a man the right to end a marriage by verbally saying "Talaq" thrice to his wife.

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