Addressing All India Congress Committee’s meet, Congress leader Sushmita Dev said that if Congress comes to power, then Congress will scrap the Triple Talaq Bill, which was brought in by the Modi Government making triple talaq an offence.
“Through Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi has given a reason to Muslim women to fight with Muslim men and send them to jail,” Dev said to a cheering audience. Congress, ironically, wants to bring about the women reservation bill even as they promise to allow triple talaq.
#CongForTripleTalaq | I am proud that crores of Muslim women have sent crores of letters, signatures and that the Congress party opposed it (Triple Talaq bill) in Parliament: Sushmita Dev, Congress MP, at event on minorities https://t.co/LGCyJUWcLF
— Republic (@republic) February 7, 2019
When the Narendra Modi led government batted for the abolition of Triple Talaaq in a bid to empower Muslim women who were being given triple talaq for frivolous reasons and being rendered homeless, Congress not only tried to stall the bill and often displayed double standards, senior Congress leaders even tried to justify their opposition to the bill in ridiculous ways.
34 years after Rahul Gandhi’s father Rajiv Gandhi overturned the Shah Bano verdict Rahul Gandhi again punches one of the biggest holes in the women empowerment facade of Congress. While the Supreme Court of India had granted Shah Bano the right to maintenance, the Rajiv Gandhi led Congress government in the centre succumbed to the possible confrontations from the Muslim Personal Law Board. Rajiv Gandhi’s government passed a law in the name of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 and basically reversed the Supreme Court Verdict. The SC verdict that could have been the harbinger of equal rights to all Muslim Women as the rest of the women of this country was overturned in the name of Muslim appeasement.
It seems like the ‘women empowerment’ promise continues to be a farce for the Congress party.