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Triple talaq is unconstitutional, should end: Naidu

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New Delhi: Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advocated the abolition of ‘triple talaq’, saying it was a form of gender discrimination and against constitutional principles.

“Gender discrimination must come to an end. We are a civilised society, we are a democratic country; why should there be gender discrimination? Triple talaq is a gender discrimination and against the principles of Constitution,” the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister told the media here.

“Why should those helpless women be penalised for somebody else’s fault. That is why the BJP, the government, is strongly in favour of ending the practice of triple talaq,” said Naidu.

His comments came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first comments on the controversial issue, said the government and society should ensure justice to Muslim women and not let their lives be destroyed by triple talaq.

Naidu avoided a direct comment on the rift within Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party but said “dynasty politics was nasty for democracy”.

“Dynasty in democracy is nasty but it is tasty to some people and we are seeing the results also,” he said, adding the BJP doesn’t want to “fish in their troubled waters”.

“It is their internal matter, but people are seeing what is happening and they will decide what should be done,” added Naidu.

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I represent an ‘inclusive’ India: Nusrat Jahan on ‘fatwa’

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Kolkata, 30 June 2019 : After being criticised for sporting vermilion and bangles and not wearing a ‘burqa’ in Parliament, actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan on Saturday said that she represents an “inclusive India”.

“I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion,” Jahan said in a statement that she later shared on Twitter.

She also wrote that she “respects all religions”.

“I still remain a Muslim and none should comment on what I choose to wear. Faith is beyond attire and is more about believing and practicing the invaluable doctrines of all religions,” Jahan said.

Criticising her “un-Islamic” post-marriage appearance at her oath-taking ceremony in Parliament on June 25, a group of Muslim clerics had issued a ‘fatwa’ against the newly-married Member of Parliament.

Jahan tied the knot with businessman Nikhil Jain on June 19.

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Sunil Jakhar resigns as PCC president

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Suni Jakhar Sent his Resignation to Rahul Gandhi on May 24 after he list Gurdaspur Lok Sabha poll but it has not been accepted so far.

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Actress Urmila Matondkar joins Congress

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New Delhi, 27 March : Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar on Wednesday joined the Congress here in the presence of party leaders.

Matondkar was inducted into the party by Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala and leaders Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora at the party headquarters.

Before joining the party, the actress met Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

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