Bhubaneswar [India], Apr 16 (ANI): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to the 'Muslim sisters' in the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding the triple talaq in the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday lauded his efforts in ensuring development of every strata of the society.
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain while supporting the Prime Minister's stance stated it is important for the Muslim women to be supported at this time of crisis.
"Our Prime Minister has urged everyone to share the burden of the Muslim women. He has always encouraged wholesome development of the society," he told ANI.
Reiterating the importance of exercising power in the right direction, Hussain said Prime Minister Modi has been inspirational in his approach towards good governance.
"Our Prime Minister has taken initiatives envisioning the completion of 75 years since India's independence," he said, adding that his 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' strategy is mirrored in all his efforts.
Echoing similar opinion, Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo hailed Prime Minister Modi for his prolonged emphasis on proactive governance and urged that ministers must not become complacent.
"With power comes great responsibility. Our Prime Minister has a very clean thought process. He has always reminded ministers that victory should not be a distraction from good governance. He also emphasised on the importance of raising issues with utmost deliberation, especially when on record," he said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi called on the BJP to tackle the triple talaq issue at the district level.
"Our Muslim sisters deserve justice. We should try to solve this issue at the district level. We should also proceed on the formula of a new India. We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed," the Prime Minister said during the BJP National Executive Meeting.
Further to this, BJP leader Shrikant Sharma asserted that the party has always been against the concept of triple talaq primarily because it is related to a woman's dignity and safety.
"It has been banned in other Muslim countries, so why not ban it in India as well," he argued.
Another BJP leader Shazia Ilmi while lauding the Prime Minister's agenda stated that tackling the triple talaq issue at the grass-root level is the only way to solve the issue.
"The issue should be solved at the district level so that each and every individual should be aware about it. The women who are downtrodden, especially the ones who are economically weak will get a lot of help and support from this initiative by Prime Minister Modi," she added.
Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMLPB) today stated that those who give triple talaq without the reasons prescribed by the Sharia law will face social boycott.
The AIMPLB, which has opposed the PILs filed against the triple talaq in the Supreme Court, had earlier on Wednesday said the board will do away with the practice of verbal divorce in one-and-a half years, adding there is no need for government interference.
A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 the petitions against triple talaq.
The court will hear pleas filed by several Muslim women challenging the practice under which men can divorce their wives instantly by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. (ANI)