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PM Modi on triple talaq bill: After years of suffering, Muslim women have a way out

The bill gives legal right to Muslim women against talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and it makes the practice a “cognizable and non-bailable offence”.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 31, 2017 1:53 pm
The bill gives legal right to Muslim women against talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq. (Express Photo)

In his first remarks on triple talaq after the Lok Sabha passed a bill criminalising the practice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said that after years of suffering women from Muslim community have finally found a way out.

Modi, while delivering the inaugural address for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations via video conferencing, said that Muslim women were facing hardships due to the prevailing practice of instant triple talaq for years, “but now they have found a way to free themselves (from the practice).”

The Lok Sabha had cleared the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill despite opposition from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) which urged the Central government to withdraw its bill as it was against the principles of Shariah.

The bill gives legal right to Muslim women against talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and it makes the practice a “cognizable and non-bailable offence”.

Meanwhile, as 2017 to a close, the PM urged people to work together for the all-round development of the country in the New Year as the government pushes reforms and policies to curb corruption, black money, illegal properties and terrorism.

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  1. Mohd Aslam
    Jan 1, 2018 at 12:14 am
    What an irony that people who are giving proper divorce will be putting into the jail and who didn't even divorce and left his wife has became the prime minister.
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    1. HOLEY FATHER
      Jan 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm
      Actually Muslims are the main reason why Modi had to leave his wife. Only after he has dealt completely with muslims he will go back to his wife.
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    2. Kaleemulla Mohamed Ali
      Jan 1, 2018 at 12:05 am
      The Supreme Court has already given a good judgement saying instant triple talaq is null and void which is also true as per Shariath. In present high tech communication this has been missused to communicate faster than the prescribed rule, But This bill will be more miss used than triple talaq. The zalim husband will neither give talaq, no settlement, no second marriage. By this he will abandon his innocent wife for the worst to come. This is the hidden at ude of BJP to separate Muslim couples and reduce population.
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      1. Abraham K
        Dec 31, 2017 at 10:27 pm
        Bigamy is another major social evil in India. According to a survey done by the Femina magazine some years back, even though Muslims are allowed to have more than one wife, bigamy is actually more prevalent among Hindus while divorce is more prevalent among Muslims. Hindus do not have the privilege of an easy divorce - so they resort to bigamy. Bigamy is another social evil that needs to be addressed.
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        1. Abraham K
          Dec 31, 2017 at 10:21 pm
          Those guilty of saying 'talaq' three times and leaving their wives will be put in jail. But the one who didn' t say a single word and ran away from his wife could become the PM.
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          1. Sanjay Bhattacharya
            Dec 31, 2017 at 10:01 pm
            Modi to India is what Shri Krishna was to Mahabharata.
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            1. FEKU FAKING
              Dec 31, 2017 at 10:21 pm
              BUT KRISHNA WAS HAVING 16K WIVES AND FEKU IS UNABLE TO HANDLE EVEN ONE.
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