Kalpetta: CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has alleged that the communal agenda of the RSS is behind the ‘haste’ shown by the Union Government in introducing the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha.
Speaking after inaugurating the valedictory function of the Wayanad District Conference of the party, Kodiyeri said the Supreme Court had ruled that triple talaq is ‘illegal’. The CPM is against the practice, he added.
When the progressive section of the Muslim community took a stand against the triple talq earlier, the CPM had stood with them, Kodiyeri said.
He said he doubted the intentions of the BJP-led central government in bringing the Bill in a haste. Kodiyeri said since the Supreme Court had declared triple talaq ‘illegal’, there is no need for such legislation. The RSS’ agenda is to create communal polarisation and to bring young Muslim men behind bars through the Bill.
He wondered why the BJP is not bringing a Bill to stop the unfair religious practices in Hindu religion. Kodiyeri also criticised the BJP for allegedly banning Christmas celebrations in various parts of the country.