India's BJP govt to celebrate 'Muslim Women Rights Day' tomorrow
Bharatiya Janata Party-led government will mark "Muslim Women Rights Day" across India tomorrow to celebrate the enactment of the law against instant triple talaq.
Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the government enacted the law against triple talaq on August 1, 2019, which has made the practice of triple talaq a criminal offence.
He said "there is a significant decline" in triple talaq cases after the law came into effect. Muslim women across the country have overwhelmingly welcomed this law, he added.
Naqvi said the government has strengthened the "self-reliance, self-respect, and self-confidence" of Muslim women of the country and protected their constitutional, fundamental, and democratic rights by enacting the law.
Different organisations across the country will observe August 1 as "Muslim Women Rights Day", reports our New Delhi correspondent citing an official statement.
Naqvi, along with the Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani and Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav, will attend a programme in New Delhi to mark the "Muslim Women Rights Day" tomorrow.