The Karnataka Minority Welfare Minister Tanveer Sait on Saturday said that his government has rejected the “Triple Talaq” bill passed in Lok Sabha on December 28.
The Karnataka Minister said, “The government has decided to reject the “Triple Talaq” bill. On December 11, Union government has sent a letter to my department seeking opinion on the bill.
“However, we have not replied to it till now which means our government has rejected it,” he added.
The Minister said, “If need arises we will meet the President of India regarding the Triple Talaq Bill.”
The Karnataka BJP has condemned Sait’s statement saying the Minister comes from the same Congress which “dis-empowered” Muslim women in 1986.
“When the whole country is celebrating today, especially Muslim women, Tanveer Sait is opposing the bill but what can we expect from him? He hails from the same Congress party which disempowered Muslim women in 1986,” said Karnataka BJP spokesperson Malavika Avinash.
Sait will also be holding a meeting with Muslim religious groups and their leaders next week to discuss the future course of action.