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Muslim women in J'khand's Pakur celebrate passage of triple

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Press Trust of India Pakur (Jharkhand)
A total of 60 to 70 Muslim women, residents of different villages within the jurisdiction of Ilami Panchayat and other panchayats near Pakur town, on Wednesday, celebrated the passage of the triple talaq bill by the Parliament.
The bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, while it was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier.
The incident happened in Pakur Block, approximately 10 km away from the Pakur town.
All of them, without any hesitation, gathered in front of the Ilami Panchayat office and greeted each other with sweets.
They also offered sweets to passersby.
"Passing of the triple talaq bill by the Parliament is a big victory for Muslim women," the head of the Ilami panchayat, Misifa Hassan, said.
Hassan, who is the spokesperson of BJP's Jharkhand unit, celebrated with the women also.
"This is a big victory for Muslim women. The bill has been brought to do justice to Muslim women," Hassan told reports here.
Muslim women in the rural areas are very happy," Hassan said.
"Now we can have a dignified and respectful life without the spectre of triple talaq hanging over our head," the vice chairperson of Sangrampur panchayat, Jitan Khatun, said.
"Now I can live happily," Khatun said.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 6:55 PM IST

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