A historic bill in favour of Muslim women was passed by Parliament on Tuesday. The bill will make instant triple talaq among Muslim community a criminal offence.
The Muslim women (Protection of rights on marriage) Bill 2019 was passed by 99 votes in favour whereas 84 votes were against the bill.
The bill was passed in the last week by Lok Sabha. Once the President approves the bill the practice of instant triple talaq will be a criminal offence and the person will be punishable with imprisonment up to the term of three years.
According to the sources the bill will replace an ordinance which was enforced as on February 21 to the same effect.
Citizens took a sigh of relief as the long awaited bill was finally passed by Parliament. This is considered as one of the historic changes made by the parliament for the empowerment of Muslim women community.
Here is how nagpurians reacted on the decision.
Ashraf Ali a businessman said that “the decision which was made by the government will be helpful for the women and we support the decision. This will help the women to get justice by law”.
Kabirudin Khan District President of Welfare Party India said that “we support the bill and are against the triple talaq system although government must also look into other matters as well”.
Tahseen Mirza an advocate said that “this law is perfect and will give justice to the victims of the triple talaq system. This system is not recognized in the holy book Quran and such liability must not have been given in first place”.
Hafiz Firoz Binani said that “we did not believe in the triple talaq system from the beginning. The system cannot decide the fate of any women by saying talaq thrice. We are happy that the government took a major step against the system”.
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