The thorny issue of triple talaq11 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2017, 08:32 PM IST
While women rights activists see banning triple talaq as a means of ensuring gender equality, opponents of the ban see it as the first step towards a uniform civil code
New Delhi: On 20 November, some 200,000 people crammed into Kolkata’s Park Circus maidan. Some slumped against the bamboo grills, while others slouched on the ground in the front rows in the packed-to-capacity venue. An aerial view published in the media showed a tightly packed cluster of white skull caps and some, mostly black and white, headscarves. On the podium was a congregation of bearded men in white robes and turbans. One of them stood at the lectern, addressing the crowd. “We don’t need suggestions from the government or courts on what we should do with our laws. It is our business. Let us deal with it," he roared.
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