Ranjana Kumari backs Centre’s effort to abolish triple talaq

New Delhi [India], Oct. 23 : Supporting the Central government's stand for abolition of triple talaq, women activist Ranjana Kumari has encouraged Muslim women to seek justice from the Supreme Court.

"We are supporting the ministry's call which has been there since 1980s and finally Muslim women have taken the bold step to go to the Supreme Court to ask for abolition of triple talaq.

Forty Muslim countries which follow Islamic laws do not accept triple talaq," she said. "It is very important that the Supreme Court judgment comes and also the Government of India takes the position to abolish triple talaq and we are supporting it," she added.

Describing triple talaq as anti-constitutional and anti-civilisation, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said it is time that the country abolishes this "gender discrimination", in the light of principles of justice, dignity and equality.

He suggested that as the Supreme Court is currently scrutinising the issue, anybody can go and voice their concerns.

Source: ANI