Clerics welcome PM Modi's triple talaq assertion, request court to not interfere

| Updated: Apr 30, 2017 02:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 29 (ANI): Muslim cleric Mufti Mukarram, while welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion on triple talaq, on Saturday requested the Court to not interfere in the issue and allow the Muslim community to resolve the issue by themselves. "I request the court to not interfere in this matter and allow the Muslim communithy to resolve this issue by themselves," Mukarram told ANI. "We are trying our best to resolve the issue and to put a stop on triple talaq," he added. Echoing similar sentiment, another Muslim cleric Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali asserted that he hoped that the issue would get solved soon, so that they would move on to put their attention on other issues too. "We welcome the statement by Prime Minister Modi. We hope the issue is resolved soon and we are able to put our attention on other important issues too," Mahali told ANI. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the Muslim community to find for proper solution to end the controversial practice of triple talaq. Addressing the Basva festival, Prime Minister Modi told media, "I believe people from Muslim community would come up to solve the issue of triple talaq and act as savior to the Muslim women in this crucial period." He went on to say that there should be no discrimination in the country, adding that 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' was the motto of his government and it would fulfill the promises made to the people without any discrimination. (ANI)