As the triple talaq debates heat up across the country and more reports come to light of talaq being given at the drop of a hat, a Muslim woman from Uttarakhand said it would be better to convert to Hinduism as after conversion men could not divorce them just by saying talaq thrice.
Recently, triple talaq has also been given to women via unconventional methods such as through post cards, skype, newspaper ads and phone calls, rendering the unsuspecting married woman helpless and a divorcee.
Having a sister who is the victim of triple talaq, the Uttarakhand woman said that it was better to convert and adopt Hinduism than to face injustice due to `triple talaq` system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described triple talaq as a ‘bad social practice’ and that justice should be given to Muslim women, however said that BJP didn’t want to interfere in the Muslim community.
On the issue of triple talaq, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called for an end to the practice. Comparing triple talaq to the disrobing of Draupadi in the Mahabharata, CM Yogi said that spectators are equally to blame.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) simply stated that triple talaq should not be used recklessly and that those doing so will be made to face social boycott, although it did not specify what constituted at ‘reckless’.