New Delhi: Amidst the Triple Talaq Bill debate in Lok Sabha, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Member of Parliament Mohammed Salim on Thursday has claimed that certain part of his speech was expunged during the heated debate in Lok Sabha.
The CPM leader has slammed the ruling BJP in his speech and reminded them some previous instances by their leaders towards women issues. He even quoted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath without naming him and said that how a party can talk about women’s right whose leaders says “Muslim women to be taken out from their graves and be raped” and becomes Chief Minister.
Salim further added that he can show videos and other shreds of evidence of the leader making such statements. However, the statement was expunged from the daily proceedings of the House,
CPM leader also pointed out how serious the right wing party is about gender justice and equal rights.
Salim made a scathing attack on the ruling BJP and said, “They are not sincere in their efforts to bring the act. They are simply using it as a political campaign. A joint parliamentary committee should discuss every aspect of the bill and then a decision should be taken.”
Prime minister Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance government has issued an ordinance in September this year before the Winter Session of Parliament, which has criminalized the practice of Triple Talaq among the Muslim community. This is a fresh attempt by the government to pass the bill in the ongoing session. As per the bill, there is a provision of three years of imprisonment for those found guilty of practicing the Triple Talaq.
The bill has created a massive uproar in the lower house on Wednesday before being passed, and Congress decided to walk out of the house. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other opposition parties are up in arms against the Modi government over the issue and protested the bill in the parliament.
The United Opposition has termed this bill an attempt to “penalise” Muslim men rather empowering women. The CPI(M) is also opposing the bill and Raiganj MP Salim made it clear that poor and destitute are worst affected but there is no need to criminalise it as it is a civil matter.