December 30, 2019 11:05 am
Despite the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, the practice of triple talaq goes on unabated with Muslim women finding little support from police. Several women that The Indian Express spoke to were receiving no maintenance from their estranged husbands, suffered from depression and bore the responsibility of their children.
August 27, 2019 1:50 pm
The maximum number of 26 such cases have been registered in Meerut followed by Saharanpur and Shamli where 17 and 10 FIRs have been lodged respectively. These three places in western Uttar Pradesh have a sizeable Muslim population.
August 18, 2019 10:00 pm
"Vote bank politics has caused loss to the nation in many ways. Triple Talaq is one such example and vote bank politics is the reason that the evil practice of Triple Talaq was allowed for so many years," Amit Shah said.
August 14, 2019 6:45 am
The intention of the Triple Talaq bill was to bring Muslim women into the gamut of secular family laws, which are applicable to all other women from all religions in India. However, the current Act is a far cry from such an objective.
August 07, 2019 9:08 am
The India of 2019, under PM Modi, is set on a path of reform. The mantra of reform, perform and transform is not only for governance or economy, it extends even to the reforming of society without discrimination or without any reference to vote bank politics.
August 03, 2019 5:03 am
The petition stated that the law, passed by Parliament on July 30, is “class specific to Muslims” and “violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution”.
August 03, 2019 10:08 am
On November 30, 2018, after a heated argument, the man allegedly texted her the word ‘talaq’ thrice on WhatsApp. He then called her up and uttered ‘talaq’ thrice over the phone as well.
August 02, 2019 7:25 am
While speaking in support of the instant triple talaq Bill, Bishnu Sethi said that “Muslim women dominated the red-light areas of Mumbai and Kolkata”.
August 02, 2019 12:06 pm
The present government deserves appreciation for ensuring equality of women in letter and spirit. What is held to be bad in the Holy Quran cannot be good in sharia. Or, what is bad in theology is bad in law as well.
August 01, 2019 9:56 am
With the President's assent, instant talaq or talaq-e-biddat becomes a criminal offence, carrying a sentence of up to three years for Muslim men who give instant talaq (divorce) to their wives.
June 22, 2020 6:15 pm
The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the government's ordinance.