Muslims should not view the Triple Talaq issue through a political prism, stated Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.
The PM, speaking on the occasion of Basava Jayanti at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, expressed confidence that enlightened individuals from the Muslim community, would come forward to help women facing triple talaq find a way out. Modi even vowed to fight against the suffering of Muslim “daughters” in the country and added that the government would work towards finding a solution to the triple talaq.
Modi claimed that the Indian history is not just about defeat, slavery and poverty. “India gave the message of good governance, non-violence and Satyagraha.” The 66-year-old PM at the event, revealed translated volumes of Vachana, penned by 12th-century social reformer Basavanna. The reformer’s birth anniversary is being celebrated today. The PM also released volumes of the works of other saints, translated into 23 Indian languages.
Modi also appealed to the people to make a “tweet bank” of Lord Basaveshwara’s quotations. People of different ages should participate in tweet competitions at different levels, every year said Modi.