Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi described the law against Triple Talaq as a ‘big reform’

Stating that the union government has strengthened ‘self-reliance, self-respect and self-confidence’ of Muslim women of the country, several organizations in the country observed the Muslim Women Rights Day on Sunday.

Muslim women thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing the law against the practice of Triple Talaq on 1st August, 2019 which has made the social malpractice of Triple Talaq a criminal offense.

They held that the government has protected their constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights by bringing the law against Triple Talaq.

Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani, Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav attended the Muslim Women Rights Day programme in New Delhi on Sunday.

The Ministers also interacted with several Triple Talaq victims Muslim women.

Addressing the Muslim women on the occasion, Irani said that 1st August 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 united to encourage entrepreneurship among the Muslim women.

The Minister of Women and Child Development also said that the Muslim women have been immensely benefitted through schemes such as Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, Stand Up India and 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.
The Government has ensured dignity of Muslim women by bringing the law against Triple Talaq, he argued.

Most of the major Muslim countries have also abolished Triple Talaq, the Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change recalled.

The Minister said that the Government’s policy of ‘Development without Discrimination’ has created atmosphere of trust across the county.

Arguing that Government’s decision to provide quota for OBC and economically backward section in medical/dental studies will benefit poor sections of Muslim community also, Yadav said that the Government has always worked for welfare of the needy.

Speaking on the occasion, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the law against Triple Talaq has proved to be a ‘big reform’ to ensure constitutional rights of Muslim women which has shown ‘better results’.
He noted that there is a significant decline in Triple Talaq cases across the country after the law came into effect.

Earlier, the Union ministry of minority affairs on Saturday had announced that Muslim Women's Rights Day will be observed across the nation on August 1 and it will celebrate the second anniversary of the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.