Karnataka govt rejects criminalisation of triple talaq under the new bill passed by Lok Sabha

December 29, 2017 by  
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Karnataka, December 29, 2017: The Karnataka government on Friday said it has rejected the criminalisation of “triple talaq” which was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 28.

Representative of the Karnataka government and minister for minority welfare, Tanveer Sait on Friday said, “The government, at my level, has decided to reject the legislation on criminalising triple talaq.”

Sait said that the Centre on December 11 had written to the state government seeking its opinion on the legislation of criminalising triple talaq.

“However, we have not replied to the Centre on this matter which in effect means that we have rejected it,” said Sait.

The minister said, despite the Lok Sabha having passed the legislation, it is still not official and that it can always be “legally” challenged. While the legal challenge is at a latter date, as of now it is yet to be ratified by the states.

The minister will be calling for a meeting of Karnataka minority MLAs and the religious heads of the Muslim community in the state early next week.

“Once we hold the meeting and discuss the issue, a detailed reply to the Centre on their effort to seek Karnataka stand will be dispatched,” said the minister.

Elaborating on the reasons for rejecting the act, Sait said that the legislation was misleading the people on the tenets and essence of Islam which has been captured in the Muslim personal law.

– times of india

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