NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday exuded confidence that the law to ban instant triple talaq will soon become a law and the Muslim women can live a life free of fear and indignity.
Delivering his maiden address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, Mr. Kovind also made it clear that the Narendra Modi government will do everything to empower the minorities but not appease them.
The President also pitched for simultaneous elections to Parliament and State Assemblies, saying there was a need to discuss and build a consensus among all parties on the possibility of holding simultaneous polls.
“There is need to discuss and build consensus among parties on the possibility of holding simultaneous elections for Parliament and the State Assemblies,” he said.
On instant talaq, he said, “Muslim women’s honour was a victim of political upmanship. Now the country has the opportunity to free them from this situation.
“My government tabled a bill on Triple Talaq in Parliament and I hope it will become a law soon. After the law comes into force, the Muslim daughter and sister can live a life free of fear and indignity,” he said.