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Debate on triple talaq will help find a solution: Naqvi

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 14:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 21 (ANI): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday hailed the constructive debate on the triple talaq issue and said such discussions lead to concrete solutions.

Naqvi urged all to participate in the debate, asserting that through the medium of healthy discussion, all perspectives get heard.

"I am happy about the fact that a very healthy and constructive and academic debate is happening on the triple talaq matter. Such debate is a very good way to find a solution as all prospective are put forward and are heard," he said.

"I would like to urge all those who are not ready to participate to come forward and share their views," he added.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had yesterday clarified that the government has no "hidden agenda" of imposing Uniform Civil Code or behind the opposition to the triple talaq among Muslims.

Prasad emphasized that at a time when India respects freedom of religion and faith, "unreasonable or discriminatory" practices cannot be held integral to it and protected.

"This whole apprehension that we are bringing uniform civil code or it is an agenda is completely baseless. The two need not be linked at all. The Law Commission is examining it and let there be a widest consultation possible by all the stakeholders," (ANI)