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After pushing triple talaq Bill, Modi govt needs to focus on Muslim girls

Scholarship scheme launched by Vajpayee has got a new lease of life under Narendra Modi; these need to see better distribution among Muslim women

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Sai Manish New Delhi
Even as the Narendra Modi government can claim victory in uplifting the status of married Muslim women by championing the Triple Talaq (triple divorce) Bill, it has also been silently working to increase the rewards for young Muslim girls in India. Information from the Ministry of Minority Affairs shows that the government has spent close to Rs 1 billion on providing scholarships to girls from the minority community till 2015-16 (the year till which information is available).

The Begum Hazrat Mahal scholarship for meritorious girl students, launched by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2003, is given to girls studying

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 11:40 AM IST

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