Owaisi urges PM to take BJP women MPs to Sabarimala temple

Owaisi urges PM to take BJP women MPs to Sabarimala temple

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New Delhi, Jul 25 : Opposing The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill with all his might, Hyderabad Member Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday took a potshot at the ruling dispensation for what he said showing 'double standards' on law making and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take all women BJP MPs to Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.

"Please take all BJP women MPs to Sabarimala in a special aircraft,' the AIMIM lawmaker said while participating in the debate on the Bill in the Lok Sabha.

His reference to Sabarimala temple seeks to slam BJP government for avoiding making a law to allow entry of women devotees to the temple despite the Supreme Court to that effect.

Earlier, referring to Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's contention that the bill is being brought on the basis of Supreme Court judgement, Congress MP from Kishanganj Mohammad Jawed also has said that nowhere the apex court has said that uttering Talaq words should be made a criminal offence. It may be pointed out that the Supreme Court last year had allowed entry of women into the Sabarimala temple but the BJP in Kerala maintained that the judiciary should not interfere in the matter of faith.

The apex court has lately on a review petition has reserved its final verdict.

The shrine board is controlled by the Kerala government, which has opposed any review of the top court's September order that opened the temple doors to women between the ages of 10 and 50. (UNI)