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Tag: Triple Talaq

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No Muslim Woman Wants Husband to Bring Home 3 Wives: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Backs UCC

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Law Against Triple Talaq Saved Families Of Thousands Of Muslim Women From Breaking-Up In UP: PM Modi
Law Against Triple Talaq Saved Families Of Thousands Of Muslim Women From Breaking-Up In UP: PM Modi

Modi also took a swipe at the Trinamool Congress over a leader's remark that the party was contesting elections in Goa to "divide" Hindu votes.

'Muslim Women Rights Day' Observed To Mark Triple Talaq Ban
'Muslim Women Rights Day' Observed To Mark Triple Talaq Ban

The women told the ministers that the Modi government has strengthened 'self-reliance, self-respect, self-confidence' of Muslim women and protected their constitutional rights by bringing a law against the cruel social evil of triple talaq.

UP Minister Calls Burqa 'Evil Custom', Says Practice Will End
UP Minister Calls Burqa 'Evil Custom', Says Practice Will End

Ballia (UP): Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla on Wednesday said Muslim women will be “freed” from the practice of wearing ‘burqa’, which he described as an evil custom and compared it to the banned triple talaq. This comes a day after the minister wrote to the Ballia district magistrate, complaining that he is facing […]

Uttar Pradesh: 10-Year-Old Girl Married Off To Rapist, Given Triple Talaq

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh): In a shocking incident, a ten-year-old girl was allegedly married to her rapist and then given Triple Talaq by him, police said on Sunday. The incident came to light when a team from the child care helpline visited the girl for counselling at a village in Budhana police station area earlier this […]

India Sees 82% Decline In Triple Talaq Cases In Last 1 Year!

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday accused the Congress of preferring vote bank over the rights of the Muslim women in the country. “The Congress got an opportunity to rule in favour of the Muslim sisters in the 1980s. But votes were more important for the party than the […]

Odisha man gives triple talaq, arrested after wife files complaint

Cuttack: Commissionerate Police on Monday arrested a man in Cuttack for allegedly divorcing his wife by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice, a practice that has been criminalised in the country. The accused has been identified as Barkatullah Khan of Diwan Bazar area in the millennium city. As per Cuttack DCP Akhileswar Singh, it is probably […]

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SC To Hear Plea Against Polygamy, Nikah Halala In January 2020

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea challenging practices of polygamy and “nikah halala”, the process for a woman who wants to remarry her divorced husband, among the Muslim community after its winter break. A bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant, […]

Muslim Woman Threatens Self-Immolation Over Husband's Third Marriage

Jajpur: Police today registered a case against one Imran Khan of Panikoili area in the district following a complaint by a woman who claims to be his legally wedded second wife. Seeking action against her husband, victim Sabina alleged that Imran has married another woman without divorcing her officially. Reportedly, Sabina met Jajpur SP Charan […]

Adityanath Announces Rs 6,000 Per Year For Divorced Women

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced an annual support of Rs 6,000 to the victims of triple talaq and also Hindu divorced women till their rehabilitation. The divorced women will also be provided free legal aid. Adityanath, on Wednesday, interacted with the victims of triple talaq under the Pradhan Mantri Jan […]

Man arrested in UP's Muzaffarnagar for divorcing through 'triple talaq'

Muzaffarnagar: A man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district for allegedly divorcing his wife by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice, a practice which has been criminalised, police said on Saturday. A case has also been registered against four other members of the husband’s family for allegedly beating up the woman, they said. Officials […]

SC Notice To Centre On Plea Challenging Triple Talaq Law

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 that criminalises triple talaq. A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana agreed to examine the plea, but cited the example of harassment for dowry […]

Wife refuses chewing gum, gets triple talaq

Lucknow: A man allegedly gave triple talaq to his wife inside the civil court premises in Lucknow in the presence of her advocate after she refused to accept a chewing gum from him. The incident took place on Monday when 30-year-old Simmi of Amrai village had gone with her husband, Syed Rashid, to the Lucknow […]

Yogi slammed after woman burnt alive over talaq plaint

Lucknow: A young woman in Uttar Pradesh was burnt alive in front of her five-year-old daughter after she complained to the police that her husband has divorced her by uttering “talaq” thrice. Major opposition parties have launched a scathing attack on the Yogi Adityanath government for its failure to prevent crimes against women ever since […]

Odisha Woman 'Given Triple Talaq' on Eid

Balasore: Despite passage of the Triple Talaq bill in the Parliament, several such cases continue to surface from different parts of Odisha. In one such case, a man allegedly divorced his wife by pronouncing talaq thrice in Pathan Mohalla area of Soro in Balasore district. The victim has alleged that since her marriage three years […]

UP woman gets triple talaq for merely asking for Rs 30

Hapur (UP): A woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur was given ‘triple talaq’ after she merely asked her husband for Rs 30 to buy medicines, police said. The incident took place two days ago and DSP, Hapur, Rajesh Singh said that the woman’s complaint has already been filed. The woman, who was married three years ago, […]

Odisha woman alleges ‘triple talaq’ by husband

Kendrapara: More than a week after the Parliament passed a bill against Triple Talaq, a woman from Muslim community in the district today filed a police complaint against her husband for allegedly divorcing her by uttering Triple Talaq over phone. The complainant said she lodged the FIR at Pattamundai police station after her husband pronounced […]

Delhi Man Arrested For Giving Triple Talaq

New Delhi: A man has been arrested here for giving triple talaq to his wife, the police said on Saturday. According to the police, a 29-year-old woman on Friday filed a complaint in which she claimed that her husband Atir Shamin, who she married in November 2011, divorced her by pronouncing triple talaq. “In her […]

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New law on triple talaq challenged in SC & Delhi HC

New Delhi: The new legislation which makes the practice of instant divorce through ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims a punishable offence with 3-year imprisonment was challenged in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court on Friday. The petition in the apex court was moved by a Kerala-based Muslim organisation, while the one in the Delhi […]

Another case reported under new triple talaq law in Thane

Thane (Maharashtra): The Mumbra Police on Friday lodged what is probably the first case in Maharashtra filed by a woman under the new Triple Talaq Law against her Mumbai-based husband, a police official said. The case has been registered by Jannat Begum Patel, 31, against her husband Imtiyaz Ghulam Patel, 35, and his family members […]

Actress' husband hands Triple Talaq in instalments

Indore: Just two weeks before the Rajya Sabha finally passed the Bill criminalising Triple Talaq, former Bhojpuri and Hindi film actor Alina Shaikh’s husband Muddasir Baig discovered a new method to dissolve a marriage. She alleged that he sent her a ‘talaqnama’ on a Rs 100 stamp paper as the first announcement. The remaining two […]

Triple Talaq bill passed by Parliament

New Delhi: The Triple Talaq bill criminalising instant divorce in the Muslim community was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, with the government mustering numbers for its smooth sailing in the Upper House where it still lacks majority support. The contentious Bill was passed with 99 members voting in favour and 84 against it. […]

BJD To 'Support' Triple Talaq Bill In Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: With the Centre likely to move the Triple talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha today, the Biju Janata Dal has confirmed to media that it will support the passage of the much-awaited legislation to make instant divorce among Muslims a punishable offence. BJD MP and its floor leader in Rajya Sabha, Prasanna Acharya was quoted […]

Lok Sabha Nod To Bill Which Criminalises Instant Triple Talaq

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Thursday gave its nod to a bill which seeks to penalise the practice of instant triple talaq by a voice vote. Several amendments moved by the Opposition were defeated. The clause in the bill which criminalises the practice with a jail term of upto three years for the husband was […]

Triple Talaq Bill Needed For Gender Justice: Centre

New Delhi: Moving for consideration and passage, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that a contentious Bill that advocates three years jail for a husband who goes for Triple Talaq was needed to provide gender justice and equality. Citing the Supreme Court’s 2017 verdict striking down the illegal practice and asking Parliament […]

Triple Talaq bill back in LS amid opposition protests

New Delhi: The government on Friday introduced the bill to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code in the Lok Sabha, amidst the opposition’s criticism that it will harm Muslim families and that it was discriminatory. Soon after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Muslim […]

17th Lok Sabha's first session from Monday; budget, triple talaq in focus

New Delhi: The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will commence from Monday during which the passage of the Union Budget and key legislations such as triple talaq will be on top of the agenda for the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chairing an all-party meeting on the eve of the first session, invited […]

Cabinet approves bill against triple talaq

New Delhi: The government will bring a bill in the Parliament against triple talaq to make it an offence punishable with imprisonment of up to three years and fine. The Union cabinet approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 which will be introduced in the coming session of the Parliament. It […]

Man booked over uttering triple ‘talaq’ in a bid to separate from wife

Kendrapara: Months after Supreme Court of India’s judgement and subsequent law passed by the central government, cases of triple talaq continues to come up in Odisha. In another such instance, police on Monday registered a case against a man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife at Mirzapatna village in Derabis block of Kendrapara […]

SC moved challenging triple talaq ordinance

New Delhi: The Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 on the grounds that it invokes penal provisions against a class of people based on their religious identity. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 — commonly referred […]

Union Cabinet approves ordinance on Triple Talaq

  New Delhi:  The Union cabinet is learnt to have cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, Law Ministry sources said Wednesday. The ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ was cleared by the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha where the government lacks […]

PM urges opposition to pass Triple Talaq Bill

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged all political parties to pass the Triple Talaq Bill in the Parliament’s Budget Session. “We could not pass the Triple Talaq Bill in last Parliament session. But I want to urge all the political parties to pass that bill in the Budget Session as it is […]

Triple talaq bill pushed to budget session, ordinance unlikely

New Delhi: With the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on Friday, the controversial triple talaq bill was pushed to the budget session that begins on January 29. Government sources ruled out any possibility of an ordinance on the bill, stuck in the Rajya Sabha. The bill, already cleared by the Lok Sabha, could not be […]

Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
LS adjourned sine die; 12 bills passed in Winter Session

New Delhi:The Lok Sabha was today adjourned sine die, bringing to an end the short Winter Session during which the House passed 12 bills, including the ‘triple talaq’ legislation that seeks to criminalise instant divorce in the Muslim community. Announcing the adjournment, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 […]

Congress doing injustice to Muslim women: Ananth Kumar

New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Ananth Kumar on Friday accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the Triple Talaq Bill saying that they should learn from the past and let the legislation pass. “They are not thinking about ensuring justice to the Muslim sisters. They are doing injustice the same […]

Modi government misleading Muslim women on triple talaq bill, says Azad

New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of misleading Muslim women on the triple talaq bill, saying that about 18 opposition parties in Rajya Sabha want to send the bill to select committee to rectify its “faults”. Azad, who is Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, also […]

BJP forces adjournment in RS over triple talaq voting

New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Wednesday forced an adjournment in the Rajya Sabha when the opposition demanded a division of votes over the triple talaq Bill. Sparks flew in the upper House as the opposition demanded that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill be referred to a Select Committee. When the […]

Dharmendra Pradhan goads BJD on Triple Talaq Bill

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today expressed hope that the ruling-BJD in Odisha will support the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Citing that the a few MPs of the BJD had opposed the bill in Lok Sabha, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the party which preaches development of women, should rise above the […]

Triple talaq bill: Cong to consult other opposition parties

New Delhi: The Congress would consult a larger opposition before finalising its stand on the contentious bill which proposed to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a cognisable offence, party sources said. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which has already been passed in the Lok Sabha last week, is […]

Triple Talaq Bill Needs Relook

The triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha has evoked extreme reactions on either side of the political, social and gender divide. On the one side are the BJP and its supporters, women’s organizations speaking for Muslim women like Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Muslim women in general, who have hailed it as a […]