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BJP, AAP welcome SC triple talaq judgement

Panjim: Terming the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq as historic, State unit of the BJP welcomed the decision stating that it will grant equality to Muslim women in the country.
Political parties, except Congress, which has declined to react at this stage in view of by-elections, have welcomed the judgment that termed triple talaq as unconstitutional.“It is a historic decision and we welcome it. It grants equality to Muslim women in country. Goa too, has a sizeable population of Muslims and it also a relief for them,” BJP State general secretary Sadanand Tanawade told Herald.He said the judgment not only provides justice to Muslim women but also empowers them. Tanawade said that triple talaq does not exist in several Muslim countries.
He hailed BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for putting up the case of Muslim women in right earnest in the court.Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Valmiki Naik said it is a welcome decision and demanded that the Central government immediately come out with legislation in this regard. “Anything that is against the Constitution and against the established law, should have been banned long ago,” he said.“We hope that Centre comes out with legislation on this soon and it does not just hold it as political discussion,” Naik said.On the other hand, Congress declined to comment on the verdict, citing the by-elections, which are scheduled on Wednesday. “We are yet to go into the detailed judgement of the Supreme Court. There being elections on Wednesday, the party would like to give its comment only post that,” State Congress President Shantaram Naik said. [H]

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