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100 women to be appointed as ‘triple talaq pramukhs’ by BJP in Uttar Pradesh

UP Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) minority wing secretary, Nazia Alam, said educated women who have knowledge of Shariat and law and who can help the victims of triple talaq will be appointed as pramukhs.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2018 17:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Activists protest against the issue of 'Triple Talaq' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Activists protest against the issue of 'Triple Talaq' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

The Uttar Pradesh BJP will soon be appointing about 100 women as ‘teen talaq pramukhs’ across the state to ensure rehabilitation of the victims and their children, a party leader said Sunday.

Nazia Alam, secretary of UP Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) minority wing, who will be the overall in-charge, said triple talaq pramukhs will be appointed for each of the 93 ‘organisational districts’ and six regional units of the saffron party in the state.

“Educated women who have sound knowledge of Shariat and law and who can bring a social change in the lives of the victims of triple talaq will be appointed as pramukhs,” Alam told PTI.

“Each of the 93 organisational districts and six regional units will have a triple talaq pramukh and some of the victims are already working with us to eradicate this social evil,” she added.

Alam said the candidates will likely be finalised after Diwali followed by a survey in December to ascertain the total number of triple talaq victims in the state.

“We will carry out a survey, by the end of December, to know the exact number of victims of triple talaq in every district. Our work is likely to begin after Deepawali,” she said.

She further said that efforts will also be made to assist the integration of talaq victims with Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in a bid to make them self-dependent.

The PMKVY is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship with the objective to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.

“We will also seek information from the victims as to what do they actually need, be it education and health-related needs for their children or employment-related things for themselves,” she said. Nazia further said that the minority wing of the BJP will also launch awareness campaigns to dispel the wrong notions surrounding the holy Quran and Shariat.

First Published: Nov 04, 2018 17:44 IST