Day Of Victory For Muslim Women, Triple Talaq Bill Passes


New Delhi: The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which seeks to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq was tabled in Lok Sabha, in a bid to secure women`s rights and justice.

Soon after, victims of this practice have expressed their gratitude to the makers of the new provision. And in tough times, they hope to stand by each other and future generations to come, through this bill.

On the 9th day of the winter session of the parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the treatment meted out by Pakistan to the family members of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has introduced ‘The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017’ in the Lok Sabha through a voice vote. Speaking at the lower house the union law minister said the bill isn’t about a particular religion, but about empowering the women and about the rights of the women guaranteed by the constitution. The bill has passes and it’s a day of victory.

Earliers in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife being humiliated by Pakistan authorities found unanimous support across parties in the parliament.

Leaders and lawmakers agreed with Ms Swaraj when she said the car assigned to the Jadhavs in Pakistan was stopped on purpose to allow local media time to harass them. The foreign minister condemned Pakistan and said that the neighbouring country used this meeting for its own PR and that there was no humanity in how the family was treated.