Protest against Triple Talaq Bill: Muslim women take to streets

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Sikar Mar 13: Scores of burka-clad women held a protest march against Triple Talaq Bill in Sikar (Rajasthan) on Monday, which criminalizes the practice of instant divorce.

The protesting women demanded that no changes should be made to the Muslim Personal Law. They covered the city raising slogans against the move.

On March 10, Burkha-clad women from Maharashtra’s Pune, along with All India Muslim Personal Law Board also held a rally on the same issue.

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Earlier on March 7, scores of Muslim women hit the streets of Kolkata protesting against the bill.

The Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ proposed a three-year jail term for a man who divorces his wife via talaq-e-biddat  (instant triple talaq).

The bill has been passed by Lok Sabha is yet to be passed by Rajya Sabha to become a law.

The Supreme Court has set aside instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat as a “manifestly arbitrary” practice.