‘Triple talaq an issue of gender equality’

‘Sabarimala is a matter of tradition’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that while triple talaq was a matter of gender equality, entry of women in Sabarimala was related to tradition.

The Prime Minister said the ordinance against triple talaq was brought keeping in mind gender equality and social justice and it should not be seen as interference in religious issues.

However, on the entry of women of menstrual age in the Sabarimala temple and protests by Hindu groups, he said the issue related to tradition.

“Most Islamic countries have banned triple talaq. So it is not a matter of religion or faith. Even in Pakistan, triple talaq is banned. So it is an issue of gender equality, a matter of social justice. It is not an issue of faith. So keep the two separate,” he said.

“There are some temples, which have their own traditions, where men can’t go. And men don’t go… In this, Sabrimala [issue], a woman judge in the Supreme Court has made certain observations. There is no need to attribute those to any political party. As a woman, she has made some suggestions. There should be a debate on that as well sometimes,” the Prime Minister said.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/triple-talaq-an-issue-of-gender-equality/article25885639.ece

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