Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was recently photographed being handed sweets by gratefully smiling Muslims for his apparently bold act of pushing through the bill banning instant triple talaq. So will the ban on instant triple talaq win the Muslims over to BJP? Banning instant triple talaq is about gender justice, not religion, thundered the law minister, showing a crusading zeal the government hasn’t shown with any other law so far. Can a selective commitment to gender justice for Muslim women exist in a vacuum of civil rights for Muslims in general? The triple talaq law is hardly worth celebrating at a time when Hindutva vigilantes are wreaking havoc through ‘love jihad’ campaigns.
Source: Times of India January 02, 2018 20:46 UTC