Keep close watch: MHA to states, UTs after triple talaq verdict

The advisory to ensure law and order will be sent as a precautionary measure since a fringe section within the Muslim community might try to oppose the move and resort to violent protests.

Published: 23rd August 2017 08:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2017 08:38 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Union Home Ministry will soon send an advisory to all the state governments and Union Territories to keep a close watch on the situation in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment striking down the Muslim divorce practice of Triple Talaq, terming it unconstitutional.
The advisory that is likely to be sent on Wednesday will also ask the states and the Union Territory administration to take appropriate action to maintain law and order.

Union Home Ministry spokesperson Ashok Prasad said, “An advisory is being formulated to be sent to the states and UTs soon asking them to keep a close watch on the situation and take appropriate action.”
The advisory will also ask the states and the UTs to ensure compliance of the SC verdict, he said.
The advisory will further ask the respective governments to keep a close watch on social media traffic and initiate preventive steps in time to check any possible flare ups.

The advisory to ensure law and order will be sent as a precautionary measure since a fringe section within the Muslim community might try to oppose the move and resort to violent protests, a senior MHA official said.

The advisory is aimed at ensuring preventive vigilance on the situation in order to capacitate the government  to tackle any negative fallout of the reformist move, the official said.
The government has already asked the Intelligence agencies to closely monitor the social networking sites and websites of hard line groups to assess the reaction from the fringe elements within the community on the SC order. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with controversial content on triple talaq might be blocked if required, sources added.

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