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Bill only one part of many attacks on Muslim identity since


Press Trust of India Hyderabad
The Triple Talaq bill should be seen only as one part of many attacks on Muslim identity since the NDA government came to power in 2014, AIMIM president Asauddin Owaisi claimed Tuesday.
The bill is against Muslim women and marginalizes them even more, he alleged.
"#TripleTalaqBill should be seen only as one part of many attacks on Muslim identity & citizenship since 2014.
Mob violence, police atrocities & mass incarceration wont bog us down. With a firm belief in the Constitution, weve withstood oppression, injustices & denial of rights," he tweeted.
The bill puts the burden of proof on Muslim women and forces them into impoverishment, he said.
Besides, it forces a woman to stay in a marriage with an imprisoned man who has verbally and emotionally abused her, he added.
Owaisi hoped that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) would challenge the triple talaq bills constitutionality.
"I hope @AIMPLB_Official will challenge its constitutionality in our fight to save Indias constitutional values of pluralism & diversity. Laws dont reform society.
If they did: sex-selective abortions, child abuse, wife abandonment & dowry wouldve been history," he said.
"It is a testing time" for those like him who believed in the rule of law and the guarantees of non-arbitrariness, freedom of religion and right to distinct culture enshrined in the Constitution, he claimed.
The Modi Government on Tuesday secured Rajya Sabha's clearance for the landmark triple talaq bill.
The Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill last week. The Upper House passed the bill by 99 votes in favour and 84 against it.
Under it, the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men would be punishable by a jail term of up to three years.

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First Published: Jul 30 2019 | 10:31 PM IST

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