Victory of Gender Justice, says PM Modi

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By Our National Affairs Bureau

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked all the parties and MPs who have supported the passage of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in both Houses of Parliament. He said that they have risen to the occasion and this step of theirs will be forever remembered in India’s history.

In a series of tweets he said that “An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history! Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society. India rejoices today!”

He further tweeted that “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.”

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