New Delhi :
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday expressed his view over triple talaq, saying that a few sections of the society have maintained silence on the issue and it is similar to crime.
While addressing a launch of book on former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, the chief minister cited the example of Mahabharata's Draupdi’s ‘Cheer-haran’, saying that the society would also be equally guilty if it does not utter a single word on the issue.
"These days there is a new debate in the country. Some people are maintaining a silence on this issue. This reminds me of the scene in the Mahabharata in which Draupadi is being disrobed in an assembly and she asks a question to the gathering as to who is responsible for this?" he said.
"...no one was able to utter even a single word. At that time Vidur said people who have committed the crime, those who are the accomplices and those who maintained silence on this issue are equally responsible," Adityanath further said, referring to the practice of 'triple talaq'.
He said Chandra Shekhar had said,” If our criminal suits and marriages are similar, then what is harm to implement Uniform Civic code in the country.”
On Sunday, Being defiant on the triple talaq issue, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had said that Muslims have the "constitutional" right to follow their personal law.
On the Babri Masjid issue, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani had said the board would accept the Supreme Court's decision on the matter while stressing that "no outside settlement was acceptable".
On the talaq issue, he had said that the board has decided to issue a code of conduct and warned that those who give talaq (divorce) without 'Sharia' (Islamic law) reasons will face social boycott.