While addressing a press conference in Ghaziabad, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government is considering “a major step” to ban the practice of triple talaq after the assembly polls are over. Prasad reasoned that the issue has nothing to do with religion, but such a ban is needed since the practice of triple talaq affects the dignity of women. He also challenged other parties such as Samajwadi Party, Congress and BSP, asking them to make their stand clear on the issue of triple talaq.
Prasad added that BJP was the only party that cared about women whereas other parties had no respect for the rights of women. Identifying triple talaq as a pernicious practice, he said that such a thing is evil and cannot be allowed even if it forms a part of a specific religion. He informed the media that the Central government will raise the issue in the Supreme Court and would present its point of view based on the tenets of justice, equality and dignity of women.
Prasad also talked about the recent alliance between the Congress and SP, saying that it was an alliance of desperation involving two dynastic parties as well as an alliance that’s all about crime, criminals, and corruption.