New Delhi: Joining the ongoing debate over triple talaq, Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya on Saturday triggered a controversy and said that Muslims choose triple talaq to satisfy their ‘lust’ by changing wives. While talking to media at Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jitendra Pal’s residence in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh, Maurya said,”Koi hawas pura karne ke liye lagatar patni badle;bachon-patni ko bheek mangne pe mazboor kare,ise koi acha nhi kahega (Just to ease lust, if someone changes his wife or force children to beg then no one would appreciate it.”
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Earlier this month, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had issued a code of conduct and warned that those who give talaq (divorce) without ‘Sharia’ (Islamic law) reasons will face social boycott. While talking to reporters, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani had said, “A code of conduct for talaq is being issued. With its help, the real picture of Shariat directives will be brought out on the talaq issue. If talaq is given without Shariat reasons, those involved will be socially boycotted.”
Swami Prasad Maurya who had defected to the saffron party earlier this year, also lashed out at the former aide and BSP supremo Mayawati for her EVMs tampering comments after her humiliating debacle in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and said that she could not digest her defeat and that is why she is giving such remarks.
Maurya registered a thumping victory from the Padrauna (Kushinagar) seat of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly, by winning whopping 93649 votes, defeating BSP’s Javed Iqbal and Congress’ Shivkumari Devi.