The controversial term Triple Talaq has been making the headlines for quite some time now. And now the phenomenal lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar has shed light on the matter during anevent of Sahitya AajTak, where he mentioned that Triple Talaq should be banned immediately. As per a report by The Indian Express Javed Akhtar expressed his views on Triple Talaq by stating“I have always spoken against these things. Triple talaq should be banned immediately in any civil society. As far as uniform common civil code is concerned, I am not sure how far this is possible because our country is huge.”
However, Javed Akhtar also added that bringing each and every tradition of India under one law would be a huge task. And a draft of civil code should be made by the government and put on the internet. And it is important to have a draft in order to discuss the matter and the discussion should stretch until a year. Nevertheless, the 71-year-old lyricist also mentioned that the politicians do not utter the correct things with good intentions. Therefore, they should not give their opinions on sensitive issues.
Triple Talaq means that a Muslim man can say “I Divorce You” to his wife thrice in order to get a divorce from her. The practice has been highly unacceptable by most of the people and it has also been reported that The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board are up for filing a petition to put a ban to the practice of Triple Talaq.
Innumerable people agree with what has been said by Javed Akhtar regarding the practice of Triple Talaq and now they are expecting the government to take a decision soon.
Nevertheless, apart from innumerable prowess Javed Akhtar is known for his straight forward attitude as well which has gained him a lot of recognition.