Muslim Women’s Rights Day: Celebrating Freedom from Triple Talaq
Celebrating Freedom from Triple Talaq on Muslim Women’s Rights Day
Every year on August 1, Muslims around the world observe Muslim Women’s Rights Day to commemorate the ban on triple talaq. The central government passed this law on August 1, 2019, making the use of immediate triple talaq a crime. The entire country gets together on this day to commemorate this important law’s second birthday.
What is the purpose of celebrating Muslim Women’s Rights Day?
The law against Triple Talaq is recognised and honoured on Muslim Women’s Rights Day. The Indian government deemed Triple Talaq to be unlawful under the Protection of Marriage Rights Act of 2019. This was a big step in the right direction for Muslim women’s rights. Muslim ladies rejoice greatly on this day and have embraced the law with open arms.
Muslim Women’s Rights Day: Its Origins
The practise of triple talaq, which enables a husband to divorce his wife by saying “talaq” three times quickly, was deemed “unconstitutional” by the Supreme Court of India in August 2017.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was tabled by the government in Parliament in December 2017 in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling and instances of triple talaq in India. The Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Parliament) voiced opposition to the law despite the Lok Sabha (the lower house) passing it. But in July 2019, the legislation was reintroduced and approved by both houses of Parliament. In the end, the measure was signed into law by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The rule prohibiting immediate triple talaq not only outlaws the practise but also punishes offenders with a three-year prison sentence and a fine.
Relevant Information Regarding Muslim Women’s Rights Day
August 1 is observed as Muslim Women’s Rights Day to mark the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament on that day in 2019.
A significant step towards releasing Muslim women from the societal evil of rapid divorce was the Triple Talaq Bill.
The basis for this move was laid by significant court cases like “Shah Bano Begum & Ors Vs. Mo Ahmed Khan” and “Shayra Bano Vs. Union of India and Others.”
Shayra Bano asked the Supreme Court in her writ petition to rule that polygamy, triple talaq, and nikah-halala are all unlawful.
Cases were brought up claiming that the triple talaq practise violated the Constitution’s Articles 14, 15, 21, and 25.
Muslim Women’s Rights Day serves as a milestone in India’s development towards gender equality and the preservation of Muslim women’s rights.
Muslim Women’s Rights Day ( Old video with relevant information)