Muslim Womens Rights Day is observed on 1 August

The Bill provides a jail term to a Muslim man for the crime that prohibits divorce by pronouncing talaq thrice in one go.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Aug 01, 2020 05:12:23 pm

Muslim Womens Rights Day is observed on 1 August

01 August 2020 Current Affairs:Muslim Women's Rights Day is observed in India on 1 August 2020. The Day is observed to mark the first anniversary of the law against instant triple talaq. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi addressed the Muslim women through the virtual conference on this occasion.

Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019:
♦ With the passage of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, the declaration of triple talaq will be punishable and police can arrest an accused without a warrant.
♦ The Bill provides a jail term to a Muslim man for the crime that prohibits divorce by pronouncing talaq thrice in one go.
♦ The Bill also states that if a woman misuses the law, the man should have the right to appeal.
♦ The aim is to prohibit the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men.
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