By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent
New Delhi, Dec 27 : After a heated debate between the government and opposition leaders, the Muslim Women Bill (Triple Talaq) 2018 was passed in the Lok Sabha. Several opposition parties including Congress, TMC, and TDP demanded the government to send the Bill to Standing Committee. The opposition leaders claim that the Bill in current form will violate Article 14 and 15.
While opposing the Bill the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said: “All the Muslim women are against this bill. It is violative of Article 14, 15, 24 and 26. Supreme Court has decriminalised the relations between two men and two women but you are not criminalising a divorce law. Why there is a provision of imprisonment of only one year under the Hindu Marriage law for Hindu husbands then why there is provision for imprisonment for three years under Triple Talaq law.” He further said: “The government’s intention is to send us jail. Your law is against plurality. You people have sheltered the former minister who was accused by several women for raping them under the ‘me too’ campaign. We oppose this bill.”
On the other hand the AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal courted controversy when participating in the debate he held Salafi sect responsible for terrorism in India. Replying to BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi he said “I urge Meenakshi Lekhi that the book referred by you are not the right books. I will sit with you and refer the correct books. You have mentioned Salafi sect, this ideology has been held responsible for promoting terrorism. We don’t follow this sect. I would like to ask the law minister whether the provision to send Muslims husbands to jail, will it increase the harmony in the family?”
Prominent Muslim leaders including Maulana Waheeduddin Khan, Mufti Mukarram , Maulana Wali Rahmani, Dr Zafrul Islam Khan and Dr Tasleem Rahmani have strongly condemned Badruddin Ajmal for his irresponsible comment on Salafi sect.