Practice of ‘Triple talaq’ will have to be be judged on yardstick of equality: Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today stated that the practice of “triple talaq” will have to be judged on the yardstick of equality and the right to live with dignity.

Jaitley took on to Facebook and stated: “Personal laws have to be constitutionally compliant and the institution of ‘triple talaq’, therefore, will have to be judged on the yardstick of equality and the right to live with dignity. Needless to say that the same yardstick would be applicable to all other personal laws.”

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“The constitutional framers had expressed a hope in the Directive Principles of State Policy that the State would endeavour to have a Uniform Civil Law,” he said and added, “The question to be answered is that assuming that each community has its separate personal law, should not those personal laws be constitutionally compliant?”

“The present government has taken a clear position,” he said.

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