The failure of Triple Talaq Bill to pass in the Rajya Sabha has disappointed the Muslim women.
A large number of Muslim women blamed the Congress for playing a double game with the Muslims and said that when the Congress had supported the Bill in the Lok Sabha, it should have allowed it to pass in the Rajya Sabha as well.
Social activist Fahmida Begum said that the political parties are playing a very dirty game in the matter of this bill and it is very disappointing. She added, ” Congress and other political parties are probably not liking it that the Modi government took a step to improve the lives of the Muslim women and it is clear that these other political parties do not want the Muslim women to rise above the social inequality they face in their everyday lives.”
Sonam Qureshi, an Arts student, said that it is clear that all the political parties have planned to drag this issue till the upcoming eight state assembly elections, to be held this year, so that they can take full advantage of it in polarising the votes in their favor. She added, “BJP had made the Triple Talaq an electoral issue in the UP assembly elections and got a three-fourth majority in the assembly. Now, the party could pull up the opposition just like it does for the Shahbano matter, gaining the sympathy of millions of Muslim women.”
However, she vehemently opposed Ishrat Jahan’s move to join the BJP and said that Ishrat Jahan used the Triple Talaq issue for her personal gain and will now use her role in this entire matter to gain political mileage. She said that it would have been better if Ishrat had continued to work for the betterment of Muslim women without entering politics.
However, the Muslim men praised the Congress for making a last stand against this bill in the Rajya Sabha and said ‘better late than never’.
They said that the Congress was probably regretting supporting the BJP in the Lok Sabha on this bill, so it corrected its folly in the Rajya Sabha. If the Congress really thinks about the welfare of the Muslims, it should come out on the streets against this despicable move of the BJP to interfere with the Islamic laws. They said that if the Congress does move to stand in the favor of Muslims on this issue, the Muslims will in turn, support the Congress in the 2019 elections.