Amit Shah on Triple Talaq: I welcome this on behalf of the party
BJP President Amit Shah said, "This verdict is historic, its not about anyone's win or loss. I welcome this on behalf of the party."
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Tuesday, welcomed the 'historic' verdict on triple talaq and said, its not about anyone's victory or loss, rather it is about a Muslim woman's sense of equality in the country.
"I welcome the historic verdict on behalf of the party. This verdict is not about anyone's victory or loss. This verdict is about a Muslim woman's equality and democracy in the country," BJP chief Amit Shah said here.
"The triple talaq is illegal in many other countries. The Supreme Court, with this verdict, has given the Muslim women in this country a way to live with a sense of equality and self respect," he added.
Shah, while addressing the media, further congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre for putting forward the issue before the Supreme Court.
"I congratulate Prime Minister Modi and the BJP-led Central Government for putting forward the issue of the Muslim women before the Supreme Court with utmost wisdom and sensitivity," he said.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, earlier in the day, said that triple talaq verdict is a step forward towards gender justice and equality.
"It's a good judgement and it's another step forward towards gender justice and gender equality. It's good for women. We will see about the law which will be made," Gandhi told.
The Supreme Court struck down the practice of Triple Talaq as 'unconstitutional' by a 3:2 majority, on Tuesday. (With ANI inputs)