Explaining the BJP’s stand on Triple Talaq and the entry of women in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, PM Modi said, “While the former is related to gender equality, the latter is connected with tradition.”
The PM, in an interview to news agency ANI, said “The ordinance against the practice of instant Triple Talaq was brought keeping in mind gender equality and social justice. It shouldn’t be seen as interference in religious matters.”
On the entry of women between the age of 10 and 50 in the Sabarimala temple, the prime minister said it relates to tradition. He pointed towards the Supreme Court judgement in September last year that saw a dissenting view by Justice Indu Malhotra. She had said courts must not interfere with issues concerning “deep religious sentiments”.
“Most Islamic countries have banned Triple Talaq. So it is not a matter of religion or faith. Even in Pakistan, Triple Talaq is banned. So it is an issue of gender equality, matter of social justice. It is not an issue of faith. So keep the two separate,” he added.