Sikar (Rajasthan): Scores of burkha-clad women held a protest march against Triple Talaq Bill in Rajasthan’s Sikar on Monday, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce. The women demanded that no changes should be made to the Muslim Personal Law. They covered the city raising slogans against the move.
On March 10, Burkha-clad women from Maharashtra’s Pune, along with All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), also held a rally on the same issue. Earlier on March 7, Muslim women hit the streets of Kolkata protesting against the bill.
The ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ proposed a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife via talaq-e-biddat (instant triple talaq). The bill has been passed by Lok Sabha is yet to be passed by Rajya Sabha to become a law.
The Supreme Court has set aside instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat as a “manifestly arbitrary” practice.
With inputs ANI