Muslim women take out rally against triple Talaq bill

Bhusawal: Hundreds of women from Muslim community today took out a rally in Bhusawal in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district to protest a Central bill that criminalises the practice of talaq-e-biddat or instant divorce.

Representatives of the women handed over a memorandum to Sub-Divisional Magistrate stating that they don’t want government’s interference in the Shariya or Muslim law.

They claimed the government introduced the bill in a hurried manner without discussing it with community representatives.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Lok Sabha in the winter session, but could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha with the opposition demanding that it be sent to a Select Committee for a detailed scrutiny.

The draft law prescribes a jail term of three years for a Muslim man who divorces his wife through talaq-e-biddat–uttering the word divorce three times in quick succession. PTI

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