Leadership will emerge among Muslims to resolve Triple Talaq issue: PM

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Leadership will emerge among Muslims to resolve Triple Talaq issue: PM

New Delhi, Apr 29: A fortnight after he said Triple Talaq should be seen as a tool of exploitation against Muslim women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hoped that the leadership would emerge from the Muslim community itself to resolve the vexed issue that afflicted them. “Reformers from the Muslim community itself will come forward to fight what (our) Muslim mothers and daughters have to go through (in the name of Triple Talaq), they will find a way out,” the Prime Minister said. Speaking at a function, he paid tributes to Lord Basavanna of Karnataka and maintained that the social reformers in India had always given equal opportunities to women. Mr Modi said the discussions were going on, on Triple Talaq, but he requested the Muslim society not to politicise the matter and hoped that the issue would be resolved within their community itself. “I urge the Muslim community and others not to see the issue of Triple Talaq with the prism of religion. Don’t let it go that route,” Mr Modi said. “I am sure leaders will emerge from the community itself to resolve the issue,” he said. About a fortnight back on April 16 at Bhubaneswar, addressing the BJP National Executive meet, the Prime Minister had said that his Government was committed to welfare of all sections and thus would like to fight any kind of ‘soshan (exploitation)’, “But it should not be used to create divisions among the Muslim society”. “Prime Minister said our Muslim sisters should get justice. Injustice should not be done. Nobody should be exploited. We do not want that there to be a conflict within the Muslim community over this issue,” Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said. Stating that India has been blessed with “greats” who have transformed our society, the Prime Minister said Lord Basavanna as a social reformer had also ingrained the true principles of democratic thinking in the society. Lord Basavanna also had laid emphasis on thought process that was guided by reasoning and experience. India’s history is not only about defeat, poverty or colonialism but the country has given the world the message of good governance, non-violence and Satyagraha too, the Prime Minister said. Mr Modi also unveiled translated volumes of ‘Vachana’, penned by the 12th century social reformer Basavanna and other saints in 23 Indian languages on the occasion of Basava Jayanti today. He also released the digital version of the work at the first ever celebration of Basava Jayanti at the national level here. ‘Vachana’ is a prosaic form well known in the Kannada literature that stressed on universal brotherhood. This style of writing was used by Lord Basavanna for spreading social awareness and bring equality in the society in the 12th century. The event also coincided with the golden jubilee of Basava Samiti, set up by former Vice-President BD Jatti in 1964 with an aim to spread Basavanna’s message across India. “Today, I also want to pay my tributes to our former Vice-President Shri BD Jatti,” said a tweet from Prime Minister’s Office twitter handle. UNI

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