Govt to observe 'Muslim Women's Rights Day' on August 1 to celebrate enactment of triple talaq law

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has announced Muslim Women Rights for celebrating two years to the enactment of a law prohibiting triple talaq. Accordingly, the ministry announced that Muslim Women Rights Day would be observed across the nation on August 1.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government enacted the law on August 1, 2019 that has made the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offense. Against this backdrop, Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that there is a significant decline in Triple Talaq cases after the law came into effect. Muslim women across the country have overwhelmingly welcomed this law, he said. He also said The Government has strengthened "self-reliance, self-respect and self-confidence" of the Muslim women of the country and protected their constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights by bringing the law against the Triple Talaq.

Different organisations across the country will observe August 1 as 'Muslim Women Rights Day'. ON Sunday  (August 1 ), Naqvi along with the Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav will attend a programme in New Delhi to observe the Muslim Women Rights Day.

The legislation, which outlaws instant triple talaq, stipulates 3 years imprisonment for violations and also make him liable to pay a fine. The law has made the practice of triple talaq a cognizable offence - one in which the police may carry out an arrest without a warrant.


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