Yogi government announces Rs 6,000 annual aid for triple talaq victims

The CM also extended an invitation to Kashmiri students from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and other western UP and NCR districts for an interaction at his residence in Lucknow on Saturday.

Published: 25th September 2019 05:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2019 07:13 PM   |  A+A-

UP CM Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced annual financial support of Rs 6,000 to triple talaq victims till their rehabilitation along with free legal aid.

The CM made the announcement during an interaction with triple talaq victims under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK). Advocating rights to triple talaq victims over waqf properties, he also discussed several other welfare measures for their rehabilitation. Around 300 women from across the state attended the event.

Women with enough educational qualifications would get employment opportunities, he said. In the same vein, he proposed a law ensuring strict action against Hindu men indulging in bigamy and polygamy, adding that action should be taken against men who remarry without divorcing their first wives.

"Educated women should be absorbed in government jobs as per their qualifications while arrangements should also be made for providing them shelter and education under various schemes. These women should be covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana or under the Chief Minister Arogya Scheme," he said.

Meanwhile, in an attempt to reach out to Kashmiri students pursuing courses at Aligarh Muslim University, CM Yogi proposed to discuss problems being faced by them after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A in Kashmir.

In a letter addressed to the district magistrates of Aligarh, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar, an invitation has been extended to 40 Kashmiri students from each district for an interaction with the CM on Saturday. The letter has been sent to the Registrar of the AMU Abdul Hamid and he was
entrusted to suggest names of 40 such students to the district authorities.

As per AMU sources, Kashmiri students are in two minds over accepting the CM’s invite. “They have called a meeting to decide if they would meet the CM or not,” said an informed AMU source.

Notably, last month over 250 Kashmiri students from the university had boycotted the lunch invite from the Indian government on the day of Eid at the varsity’s guest house.

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    Minority appeasement
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