The point of discussion was not a Muslim woman’s divorce through proper talaq. The debate was on illegal and unconstitutional instant triple talaq, which—according to Muslim scholars—no verse in Quran validates. Why bring Hindus and Parsis in this debate? Well, any sane person will know the reason. But before coming to that reason, let us deal with their argument.
The real issue was the whimsical implementation of instant triple talaq (or Talaq-e-Biddat). Then there’s another torturous way for the women to undo triple talaq through Nikah-Halala. It was a moot point of dignity and equality for the women who were victims. None has ever questioned the proper talaq sanctioned by the Quran.
Some leaders such as Asauddin Owaisi have taken a dig at PM Modi’s marital status while opposing the triple talaq bill. This does not add any value to the debate but only serves as a digression.
The triple talaq bill was against Muslim women’s dignity and right to equality. Many women couldn’t dare to knock the door. Some brave women like Shayara Bano displayed extreme bravery by challenging such illegal tradition in the name of religion, which religion itself does not endorse.
Discussions and debates must always be conducted with decorum and without affecting one’s dignity or portraying someone in poor light by raising private issues and non-issues.