Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the triple talaq bill and all amendments to it were defeated. The bill now goes to Rajya Sabha. Speaking on behalf of the government, MoS MJ Akbar called into question the credibility of All India Muslim Personal Law Board for opposing the move
Speaking during a debate on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, the Minister of State for External Affairs noted that the legislation would “benefit the country…community and the nation …and will promote gender progress”.
Practice of Triple Talaq has been curbed and regulated even in many Islamic countries and secular country like India will have to ensure justice to Muslim Women said Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
BJP President Mr Amit Shah congratulates PM Shri Narendra Modi and the entire government for successfully passing the Triple Talaq Bill – The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, in Loksabha and bringing the practice of Triple Talaq within the ambit of the criminal offence.
Practice of #TripleTalaq has been curbed and regulated even in many Islamic countries and secular country like India will have to ensure justice to #MuslimWomen: Law minister @rsprasad pic.twitter.com/PndC7yhbtn
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The law will give a big blow to those who want to keep women under the constant “fear and terror” in the name of talaq, Mr Akbar said, adding it concerns the “pain and distress” of 9 crore Muslim women.
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If Muslim marriage is a contract, “instant triple talaq breaks that contract,” he said, adding that the legislation was not against talaq but “instant talaq“.