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Tripura CM calls Triple Talak victims to meet him directly and share problems, assures to solve problems
TIWN July 31, 2019
Tripura CM calls Triple Talak victims to meet him directly and share problems, assures to solve problems
PHOTO : Tripura CM Biplab Deb. File Photo.

AGARTALA, July 31 (TIWN): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has called his state’s Triple Talak victims to meet him and to share their problems directly with him.

He promised to “solve” the problems of the Muslim women “with highest priority” and said he will be very grateful if everyone comes forward.

Deb also asked women to contact at CMO 241 5555.

n a big victory for the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, the triple talaq bill was passed by the Parliament on Tuesday. The Upper House passed the bill by 99 votes in favour and 84 against it.

Scrapping of the practice has been one of the main planks of the BJP, whose government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, promulgated a number of Ordinances after failing to get the legislation through the Rajya Sabha where it lacked adequate numbers.

The Centre secured Rajya Sabha's clearance for the landmark bill helped by support from the BJD, walkout by BJP allies JD(U) and AIADMK and some abstentions to get Parliament's approval for the contentious legislation.

The passage of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was a major legislative success for the BJP-led NDA in the opposition-dominated Upper House where it lacks majority.

The Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 last week.

Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, divorcing through instant triple talaq will be illegal, void and could attract a jail term of three years for the husband.

Under the proposed law, a Muslim woman against whom talaq has been declared, is entitled to seek subsistence allowance from her husband for herself and also for her dependent children.

A Muslim woman, against whom triple talaq is uttered, is entitled to seek custody of her minor children.

The BJP hailed the passage of the triple talaq bill by Parliament as a step that will help correct a historic wrong done to Muslim women, even as the Congress questioned the relevance of criminalising the practice.

In Tripura on yesterday there was massive celebrations after the bill was passed.

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