Politicians cutting across the political divide have reacted to the government’s “historic” triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The bill seeks to address the issue of gender discrimination suffered by Muslim women due to the prevalence of triple talaq in their community. By introducing the bill, the Narendra Modi government also fulfilled its electoral promise made to several Indian Muslim women victims of triple talaq.
Within minutes of Lok Sabha clearing the bill, widespread celebrations began across the country and Mulsim women distributed sweets and welcomed the move. The government’s determination to get the Bill passed could be gauged from the fact that it was introduced in the morning and taken up for consideration in the afternoon by suspending relevant rules and then passed in the evening by sitting late beyond the scheduled close of the House. During the crucial voting on the bill, two amendments – one moved by AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi and the other by BJD’s Bhartruhari Mahtab – were defeated in Lok Sabha. (source: zee news)
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Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi’s government passes the historic The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, in Lok Sabha to protect and uphold the dignity of Muslim women. #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/3y738rnFCr
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