The Union Minister for Aminal Husbandry, Giriraj Singh on Saturday (22 June) said that those opposing the passage of triple talaq legislation were doing injustice to the Muslim women of the nation, Economic Times.
The legislation titled Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Union Government on Friday. The legislation criminalises the practice of triple talaq.
"I want to ask whether laws have not been been enacted to check social evil among the Hindus like child-marriage and the custom of `sati' (burning of window on husband's funeral pyre)," said Singh. "Those who are opposing it (the bill) have a vested political interest," Singh added when asked about the Congress' opposition to the bill.
Singh was speaking at Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh after attending the inaugural session of a workshop pertinent to his ministry. Talking about his domain as a minister, he stressed that the agriculture, animal husbandry and dairy sectors in India have a huge potential, and for more improvement, the introduction of latest technology is a prime need.
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