Yogi Adityanath Vows to Punish Hindu Men Abandoning or Divorcing First Wife to Marry Again
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo Credits: IANS)

Lucknow, September 26: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned of strict action against Hindu men who abandon or divorce their first wife to marry again. Yogi Adityanath vowed to punish married Hindu men who bring the second wife and abandon or divorce their first wife, during his meeting with Muslim women who were given triple talaq on Wednesday. The Chief Minister also promised action against police personnel who have not handled cases of triple talaq as per law. Yogi Adityanath Invites Kashmiri Students of AMU to Discuss 'Advantages' of Article 370 Repeal.

"Along with triple talaq, if a Hindu man or any other man gets a second wife and then harasses the first wife, abandons or divorces her, we should take strict action against him. No leniency should be allowed," Adityanath said at the event. He also directed additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi to personally monitor cases of Muslim women who attended the programme and take action if there is any lapse in investigation by the police. Corporate Tax Rate Cuts Will Help India Become $5 Trillion Economy, Says UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Later in the day, Adityanath held a meeting with senior officers to review the cases and announced a rehabilitation package for victims of triple talaq. The package includes an annual payment of Rs 6,000 to each victim. He also directed various departments to prepare a rehabilitation plan for victims of triple talaq.

"Women who are educated should be absorbed within the system and be given work. Women who are thrown out of their homes should be given houses under the PM Awas Yojna or the CM Awas Yojna. We would also look at linking them with Waqf properties across the state," Adityanath was quoted as saying. The Chief Minister also slammed the Congress for not supporting a law against triple talaq.

"In the 1985 Shah Bano case, it brought a law to deprive Muslim women of their rights. They practice politics on secularism but spare nothing to divide society," he said.