Reinstate ‘sati pratha’ before banning Triple Talaq: Azam Khan to CM Yogi Adityanath

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Reinstate ‘sati pratha’ before banning Triple Talaq: Azam Khan to CM Yogi Adityanath

With the growing hue and cry on banning 'Triple Talaq', Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has yet again spewed controversy on 19 April by asking Uttar Pradesh Chief Yogi Adityanath to reinstate 'Sati Pratha' before banning 'Triple Talaq'in the state.

Sati Pratha is an ancient Hindu funeral tradition where a widow immolates herself on her husband's pyre.

Talking to media, Azam Khan said "Who is stopping him from legislating on triple talaq? But first tell me which Muslim opposed ' Sati pratha'? 'Sati pratha' is a part of the Hindu culture. Make it applicable."

His statement came after Adityanath said that those silent on the triple talaq issue were equally 'guilty' as the ones practising it.

"People maintaining silence are equally guilty," Adityanath said while addressing a launch of book earlier this week.

The Chief Minister had further said, "If our criminal suits and marriages are similar, then what is harm to implement Uniform Civil Code in the country."

Referencing the example of Mahabharata's Draupadi's 'Cheer-haran', he said that the society would also be equally guilty if it does not utter a single word on the issue.

The first initiative to impose a ban on triple talaq came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly spoke against the issue.

"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," he said during the BJP National Executive Meeting in Bhubaneswar.

- - With ANI Inputs

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