Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive meet in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that triple talaq is a menace crippling lives of Muslim women in the country.
"Our Muslim sisters deserve justice. We should try to solve this issue at the district level. We should also proceed on the formula of a new India. We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed," the Prime Minister said.
The party should hold conferences for backward Muslims, Prime Minister Modi suggested this during a discussion on the National Commission for Backward Classes.
Prime Minister Modi said there are sections in Muslims who are backward and they should also be included in the discussion over backward classes.
Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMLPB) on Sunday issued a statement that if anyone found guilty of giving triple talaq without the reasons prescribed by the Sharia law will face social boycott.
Not only this, Prime Minister also discussed and attacked the Opposition over the EVM issue at the meet. “Opposition is concoction new issues in a factory of some kind. During Delhi Elections, Church attacks were the highlights and during the Bihar Polls ‘Award Wapasi’ was the issue. And right now it is the EVM,’ the Prime Minister said.