Triple talaq is extremely discriminatory, says ASG Pinki Anand

| Updated: Oct 08, 2016 18:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 8 (ANI): Additional Solicitor General (ASG), Pinki Anand on Saturday welcomed the move of the Centre on triple talaq and said that such practices are extremely discriminatory and has to be stopped. "The factors of triple talaq are extremely discriminatory. It is against the interest of women. I think this is the high time this has happened and the government has taken positive step to come forwards and has given affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding the case that Triple talaq is unconstitutional," Anand told ANI. Anand said that the human dignity and the right of life are involved in these matters which are not compromisable by any personal situation of any case adding that such practices must be stopped. Yesterday, the Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Triple Talaq and polygamy validity. According to the affidavit, the Centre said that there is no reason women in India should be denied their constitutional rights. "Validity of Triple Talaq and polygamy have to be seen in light of gender justice, equality and dignity of women," stated the Centre in its affidavit. The Government also said that polygamy and triple talaq do not adhere to constitutional values and, therefore, cannot be accepted. The Muslim law board had earlier claimed that triple talaq is a 'personal law' and, hence, cannot be modified by the Centre. (ANI)