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Congress leader and President of All India Mahila Congress Sushmita Dev said that the If we come to power in upcoming elections we will strike down Triple Talaq Law.
She made these comments while speaking at the National Convention of AICC Minority Department in New Delhi.
The revised law makes instant Triple Talaq- it is the practise in Muslim community where men instantly divorce their wives by uttering ‘Talaq’
Thrice- is a punishable offence and was passed in Lok Sabha in the last year.
Sushmita Dev said, “I promise you that Congress will form government in 2019 and we will repeal this triple talaq law. This is a promise,"
“Many people told us that this law is for the empowerment of Muslim women but we opposed it because it is a weapon used by BJP against Muslim men so that he could be harassed by the police,” Ms Dev said
However, Congress has not allowed to pass the bill in its present form in Rajya Sabha where government does not have majority.
In the proposed law there is a provision of three year jail term for husband.
Opposition parties demanded the formation of select committee to scrutinise the bill.
Bharatiya Janata Party reacted to the comments made by congress leader, calling it as “height of appeasement”
BJP leader Sambit Patra said, “The Congress says it will repeal the triple talaq law. What a regressive thought! They have no regard for the Supreme Court.”