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Government marks 2 yrs of triple talaq ban

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 1

The government on Sunday marked the second anniversary of the anti-triple talaq law as the Muslim Women Rights Day with top government ministers coming together to hail the passage of the legislation in Parliament on August 1, 2019, as historic and pledging to advance entrepreneurship among the Muslim women.

Several women from the community gathered at the residence Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Also present was Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav, who was chairman, parliamentary standing committee on law and justice that had recommended the abolition of the practice of triple talaq or instant divorce through a law.

Addressing the stakeholders, Irani said, “August 1 is a day to salute the struggle of Muslim women against triple talaq. The historic day marks two years of the end to the practice of triple talaq and guaranteeing dignity to the women of the community.” The ministry data shows that instances of triple talaq have fallen by 80 per cent since the enactment of the law against the practice.

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