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CPI(M) opposes triple talaq ordinance, says it's 'undemocratic'

The CPI (M) Politburo said the ordinance promulgated by the government is 'uncalled for' and is motivated by considerations other than that of the welfare of Muslim women.

Published: 20th September 2018 10:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2018 10:04 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The CPI (M) Thursday termed the ordinance on triple talaq as an "undemocratic step", saying it cannot be accepted and Parliament should adopt a revised legislation.

The party said the BJP has brought out the ordinance so as to serve its political interests.

The CPI (M) Politburo said the ordinance promulgated by the government is "uncalled for" and is motivated by considerations other than that of the welfare of Muslim women.

"The triple talaq bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha and requires a full discussion including reference to a select committee. The ordinance is an undemocratic step bypassing Parliament," an official statement of the party said.

"The ordinance on triple talaq promulgated by the Centre is uncalled for and motivated by considerations other than that of the welfare of Muslim women. The triple talaq Bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha and requires a full discussion including reference to a select committee," tweeted Sitaram Yachury, the party's general secretary.

The triple talaq form of divorce has already been declared illegal by the Supreme Court.

The party added that legislation regarding this has made a civil wrong into a criminal offence with the prescription of maximum three years punishment.

Terming the ordinance as an ill-conceived measure, the party said it will not be of help to the affected women.

It stressed for rectification of the bill, which according to the party has other flaws.

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  • Zahra Khan

    Communists are the pits.
    1 year ago reply
  • Zahra Hussain

    By this stand these Communists have exposed themselves to be utterly shameless.
    1 year ago reply
  • Zahra Hussain

    By this stand these Communists have exposed themselves to be utterly shameless.
    1 year ago reply
  • Neha

    CPI(M) wants to destroy everything as they have done to Bengal in 34 years!
    1 year ago reply
    • Anjan

      Are you from Bengal? If not then keep quite because you don't know anything.
      1 year ago reply
    • R Sankar

      Even if it is introduced due political interest what is wrong in it in a democracy ? BJP cannot be expected to fulfill the political interests of Communist Party which is eradicated from the entire world which even in India contests few seats in the entire India and which can never form a Government ever.They are here to fulfill the agenda of China who themselves don't follow Communism any more and create nuisance and problems in India.
      1 year ago reply
  • SOUMYA SARATHI SAMANTARAY

    What else to expect from this outdated party
    1 year ago reply
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