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Muslim women take out morcha against triple talaq bill

Press Trust of India  |  Malegaon 

Thousands of Muslim women today participated in a silent march to protest the proposed Triple Talaq bill. The morcha was organised by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) local chapter and various religious organisations. Political parties like the NCP, the and Janata Dal had extended their support to the morcha which started from around 2 PM and culminated at the office of the The participants demanded that the bill be scrapped and that the government should not interfere in the Islamic law. A memorandum was submitted to by a delegation. Police deployed extra personnel to avoid any untoward incident, an said. The Lok Sabha last year passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, which criminalises the practice of talaq-wherein Muslim men divorce their wives by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. The bill is currently pending in Rajya Sabha.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:10 IST
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