Triple Talaq Was Given Political Patronage By Merchants Of Vote Bank: Minority Affairs Minister

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Triple talaq regulation got here into pressure a 12 months in the past, making the observe a legal offence (Representational)

New Delhi:

Triple talaq was given “political patronage” by “retailers of vote financial institution”, and it was the Narendra Modi authorities that made it a legal offence thus bolstering self-reliance and self-confidence amongst Muslim girls, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi mentioned as we speak.

Addressing Muslim girls from throughout the nation through a video hyperlink at an occasion marking the primary anniversary of the Muslim Girls (Safety of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, Mr Naqvi mentioned after the enactment of the regulation, triple talaq circumstances have come down drastically.

The Modi authorities is dedicated to political empowerment and never “political exploitation”, he mentioned.

Union Regulation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union Minister for Girls and Little one Growth Smriti Irani additionally addressed the Muslim girls on the event.

Mr Naqvi mentioned August 1 is the day on which Muslim girls have been free of the social evil of triple talaq and it has been recorded within the nation’s historical past as “Muslim Girls’s Rights Day”.

In an obvious dig on the Congress, Mr Naqvi mentioned triple talaq or ‘talaq-e-biddat’ was “neither Islamic, nor authorized”, however regardless of that, the social evil was given “political patronage” by “retailers of vote financial institution”.

The regulation towards triple talaq may have been handed within the 1980s when the Supreme Courtroom had given a historic judgement within the Shah Bano case, he mentioned.

“The Congress had an absolute majority in Parliament with greater than 400 out of 545 Lok Sabha members and greater than 159 out of 245 members within the Rajya Sabha. However the then Rajiv Gandhi authorities used its energy in Parliament to make the Supreme Courtroom judgement ineffective and deprive Muslim girls of their constitutional and basic rights,” he mentioned.

The Modi authorities made the regulation towards triple talaq to make the Supreme Courtroom’s judgement efficient, Mr Naqvi mentioned.

“A 12 months has passed by for the reason that regulation towards triple talaq was handed and there may be about 82 per cent decline in triple talaq circumstances thereafter. If any such case was reported, motion was taken below the regulation,” Mr Naqvi mentioned.

On the occasion, Regulation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Girls and Little one Growth Minister Smriti Irani together with Mr Naqvi addressed Muslim girls from a number of cities together with New Delhi, Larger Noida, Lucknow and Varanasi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri.
 

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