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The Muslim Women Rights Day is observed across the country on 1 August, to celebrate the enactment of the Muslim Women Act, 2019 which prohibits the practice of Triple talaq in India.
The legislation classifying triple talaq as a criminal offence came into effect on 1 August 2019. The practice of triple talaq was prohibited and Muslim couples were mandated to get divorced as per the Indian Penal Code and not the Sharia Law. The first Muslim Women Rights Day was observed on 1 August 2020 across the country.
The Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Government aims to celebrate the “self-reliance, self-respect and self-confidence” of the Muslim women of the country and protected their constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights.
- Triple talaq is a practice mainly prevalent among India’s Muslim community following the Hanafi Islamic school of law.
- Under the practice, a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering “talaq” three times but womencannot pronounce triple talaq and are required to move a court for getting divorce under the Sharia Act, 1937.
- Triple talaq divorce is banned by many Islamic countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
The Triple Talaq was held to be violative of Article 14 (the right to equality), which is held by the Supreme Court from Shah Bano case (1986) to Shayara Bano case in 2017.
Article 25 of the Constitution guarantees religious freedom as Freedom of Practice and Propagation of Religion. Like all other Fundamental Rights, it is subject to restrictions and does not protect religious practices that can negatively affect the welfare of citizens.
Hence, Article 25 is overridden by Article 14, which guarantees the Right to Equality as triple talaq denies a Muslim woman’s equality before the law.
Article 25 is also subject to Article 15 (1) which states that the State “shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex…” Since triple talaq does not work in the favour of women, it violates Article 15 (1) of the Constitution.
“Muslim Women Rights Day” to be observed across the country on 1st August 2022.
- “Muslim Women Rights Day” will be observed across the country tomorrow 1stAugust 2022, to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.
- Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the Government enacted the law against Triple Talaq on 1st August, 2019 which has made the social malpractice of Triple Talaq a criminal offense.
- Shri Naqvi said that 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.
- Different organisations across the country will observe 1stAugust as “Muslim Women Rights Day”.
- Shri Naqvi along with the Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Smriti Irani and the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Bhupender Yadav will attend a programme in New Delhi to observe the “Muslim Women Rights Day” tomorrow.
- Shri 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.