Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the politics of appeasement is to blame for the country’s partition and it’s the reason that the “evil practice” of triple talaq” was allowed for long.
“Some people level allegations against BJP government that such action is anti-Muslim. I want to make it clear that this is only and only to benefit Muslims, not the Hindus, Jains or Christians,” he said as he defended the government’s decision to ban triple talaq through parliamentary legislation.
It was a “nightmare” for crores of Muslim women who were denied of their rights, he said in Delhi. He said 92.1 per cent of Muslim women supported criminalisation of triple talaq.
Coming down heavily on the Congress, Shah, who is also BJP President, said the party has “no shame” and continues to oppose the law on triple talaq.
The home minister said it took several decades to end this evil practice because of the Congress, which always resorted to the politics of appeasement.
Referring to the then Rajiv Gandhi government’s decision to bring a law to overturn the Supreme Court judgement in the Shah Bano case, he said it would be considered a “black day” in the history of Parliament.
There is no doubt in the minds of those favouring triple talaq and those opposing it that it was an “evil practice”.