Mehbooba jumps into Triple Talaq fray, opposes Zia-ul-Haq’s Pakistan

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Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti addressing media persons in Srinagar on Tuesday. (UNI Photo)

Srinagar, Dec 31 (Only Kashmir): Addressing a press conference at her residence, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday criticized Government of India over Triple Talaq bill that was passed recently in Lok Sabha, saying that Gandhi’s India should not be turned into Zia-ul-Haq’s Pakistan.
Addressing a presser here at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba said that “by brining Triple Talaq bill, the BJP has entered into our houses.”
She said that this bill will disturb the men and women of Muslim community economically, saying that Marriage is a contract and whosoever don’t want to be in the relationship, they can part ways personally after thorough deliberations.
Mehbooba said that democracy is not run through brute majority. “Muslims accept the decisions of Supreme Court on invalidate of Triple Talaq unlike the Sabari mala verdict. Best is to empower Muslim women to be able to face the world independently in case of a breakup,” she said while saying that “I have gone through a broke marriage and I feel that woman face biggest challenge economically after her marriage is broken.”
She added that the Muslims from India and Jammu and Kashmir have decided to stay with Gandhis’ secular democratic India, saying “let us not convert into Zia-ul-Haq’s nation.”
The former chief minister further added that after creating divisions on religious and sectarian lines, BJP is now resorting to divide Muslim families through Triple Talaq bill. “With economic onslaught on Muslims through curbs on meat and leather, the social crises Triple Talaq bill can cause will impoverish them further,” she added. She also added that the bill was passed despite the support of Muslim Member of Parliaments.
(KNO)