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Hyderabad: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi criticized the PM Modi government's handling of the issue of triple talaq, claiming that the law implemented by the centre has resulted in increased exploitation of women on the ground.
Owaisi's remarks came during a public address where he accused the Prime Minister of seeking inspiration from Pakistani law while addressing the matter.
Referring to Prime Minister Modi's reference to the ban on triple talaq in Pakistan, Owaisi questioned the PM's motives, stating, "Why is Modi ji getting his inspiration from Pakistani law? He even made a law against triple talaq here, but it did not make any difference at the ground level. Rather, the exploitation of women has increased further."
The Hyderabad MP expressed his belief that social reform should not solely rely on legislation and instead called for laws to be directed against men who abandon their marriages.
Owaisi accused the Prime Minister of shedding "crocodile tears" for Pasmanda Muslims, while simultaneously allowing attacks on their mosques, undermining their livelihoods, demolishing their homes, and enabling instances of lynching. He also criticized the BJP for opposing reservations for backward Muslims and highlighted the discontinuation of scholarships for economically disadvantaged Muslims under the current government.
Moreover, Owaisi questioned Prime Minister Modi's interpretation of former US President Barack Obama's advice, sarcastically suggesting that if the PM truly wished to follow Obama's counsel, he should put an end to the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) system, which reportedly incurs an annual loss of Rs 3064 crore to the country's exchequer.
Prime Minister Modi, while addressing BJP workers in Bhopal, reiterated his party's stance against appeasement politics and vote bank strategies. He questioned the proponents of triple talaq, emphasizing that repealing it was in the best interest of Muslim daughters and cited Pakistan's decision to abolish the practice as an example.