Significant decline in Triple Talaq cases after law came into effect: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Muslim Women Rights Day is observed in India on August 1 to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.


There is a significant decline in Triple Talaq cases after the law came into effect, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said.

“There is a significant decline in Triple Talaq cases after the law came into effect. Muslim women across the country have overwhelmingly welcomed this law,” Naqvi said ahead of the Muslim Women Rights Day.

Muslim Women Rights Day is observed in India on August 1 since 2019 to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that the government enacted the law against Triple Talaq on August 1, 2019 which has made the social malpractice of Triple Talaq a criminal offense.

Naqvi said that the Government has strengthened “self-reliance, self-respect and self-confidence” of the Muslim women of the country and protected their constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights by bringing the law against the Triple Talaq.

Different organisations across the country will observe August 1 as “Muslim Women Rights Day”, he said.

Naqvi along with the Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani and the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav will attend a programme in New Delhi to observe the “Muslim Women Rights Day” on Sunday, the Minority Affairs Ministry said in a release.

First Published:Aug. 1, 2021, 8:35 a.m.

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