Rajya Sabha passed triple talaq bill on Tuesday (July 30). The path is now clear for lakhs of Muslim women to get the justice they deserve. Issue of Triple Talaq had hit headlines in recent years as the bill was being debated fiercely in both houses of the Parliament. Now that Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have cleared the bill, political leaders are expressing their opinions on twitter
PM Narendra Modi made a salute to the courage of Muslim women.
"This is an occasion to salute the remarkable courage of those Muslim women who have suffered great wrongs just due to the practice of Triple Talaq. The abolition of Triple Talaq will contribute to women empowerment and give women the dignity they deserve in our society," he said as he made a series of tweets.
President Ram Nath Kovind called today's development a "milestone in the quest for gender justice".
"Passage in the Rajya Sabha of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill completes Parliament's approval of ban on the inequitable practice of triple talaq. A milestone in the quest for gender justice; a moment of satisfaction for the entire country"
Union Home Minister Amit Shah dubbed this "a great day for India's democracy"
"Today is a great day for India’s democracy.I congratulate PM @narendramodi ji for fulfilling his commitment and ensuring a law to ban Triple Talaq, which will free Muslim women from the curse of this regressive practice. I thank all parties who supported this historic bill," read his tweet
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that its a historic day as "our sisters are getting justice.
"Historic Day, Historic occasion for Nation! Our sisters get justice as #RajyaSabha passes #TripleTalaqBill today.Congratulations India, Thank you Hon PM @narendramodi ji & all Members of Parliament.I also congratulate every individual who raised voice for #TripleTalaqSeAzaadi !" said Fadnavis.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti questioned the need for "undue interference" of the Parliament when Supreme Court has previously declared triple talaq "illegal"
"Fail to understand the need to pass the triple talaq bill especially since the Supreme Court had already declared it illegal. Undue interference seemingly to punish Muslims. Given the current state of the economy, should this really have been a priority?" read her tweet
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