Muslim Women Rights Day: Law against Triple Talaq proves to be a big reform, says Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi

Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav spoke on the occasion of Women Rights Day in New Delhi


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The law against Triple Talaq has proved to be a “big reform” to ensure Constitutional rights of Muslim women which has shown “better results”, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on the occasion of Muslim Women Rights Day 2021 on Sunday.

As Muslim Women Rights Day was observed by different organisations across India on Sunday, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav attended a programme on it in New Delhi Sunday.

Speaking at the occasion, Naqvi said that law against Triple Talaq has help to ensure Constitutional rights of Muslim women in the country which has witnessed a significant decline in Triple Talaq cases after the law came into effect.

Addressing the Muslim women, Irani said that August 1 is a day to salute the struggle of Muslim women against Triple Talaq. She said that the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Labour Ministry will work unitedly to encourage entrepreneurship among the Muslim women.  She also said that the Muslim women have been immensely benefitted through schemes such as “Mudra Yojana”, “Jan Dhan Yojana”, “Stand Up India”, “Poshan Abhiyan”.

On the occasion, Bhupender Yadav said that the government has been working to ensure dignity and empowerment of women from every section of the society. He said that the government’s policy of “Development without Discrimination” has created atmosphere of trust across the country. The Government’s decision to provide quota for OBC and economically backward section in medical/dental studies will benefit poor sections of Muslim community also, a release by the Minority Affairs Ministry stated.

First Published:Aug. 1, 2021, 4:53 p.m.

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