Those maintaining silence on Triple Talaq equally guilty: Adiyanath

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr. 17 (ANI): Chiming in the current row surrounding the controversial Triple Talaq, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday attacked those not speaking out against the issue, saying they are equally guilty as the ones backing it. "People maintaining silence are equally guilty," Adityanath said while addressing a launch of book on former prime minister Chandra Shekhar Singh. Quoting Singh, the Chief Minister said," If our criminal suits and marriages are similar, then what is harm to implement Uniform Civic code in the country." Citing the example of Mahabharata's Draupdi's 'Cheer-haran', he said that the society would also be equally guilty if it does not utter a single word on the issue. Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi said that justice should be given to Muslim women by eradicating the practice of triple talaq in the country. "Our Muslim sisters deserve justice. We should try to solve this issue at the district level. We should also proceed on the formula of a new India. We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed," he said during the BJP National Executive Meeting here. During a discussion on the National Commission for Backward Classes, the Prime Minister suggested that the party should hold conferences for 'backward Muslims'. A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 the petitions against triple talaq. The court will hear pleas filed by several Muslim women challenging the practice under which men can divorce their wives instantly by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. (ANI)