Thousands of Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Pune Current Affairs 

Thousands of Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Pune

Pune: Thousands of Muslim women, mostly clad in hijab, on Saturday stepped out of their houses here in Pune to join a silent protest march against the Centre’s Triple Talaq Bill passed in the Lok Sabha last year. The rally led by AIMPLB’s member Asma Zahra began at 5pm from Jama Masjid on MG Road and culminated at Azam campus after the speech of Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Women holding placards, with varied slogans written, “We Reject Triple Talaq Bill”, “Government may change but not Sharia” etc. demanded that Muslim…

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Shoe thrown at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Mumbai rally Current Affairs 

Shoe thrown at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Mumbai rally

Mumbai: A shoe was thrown at the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi while he was addressing a rally on Tuesday at Nagpada in south Mumbai, the MP however remained unhurt. The incident took place around 9:45 pm during Owaisi’s speech against the triple talaq bill. The man who had thrown the shoe was taken into custody and a case has been registered by the police. Owaisi, unfazed with the incident did not stop his speech. He said, “I am willing to lay down my life for my…

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Contentious triple talaq bill fate continued to hang, Winter session of Parliament ends Current Affairs 

Contentious Triple Talaq Bill fate continued to hang, Winter session of Parliament ends

New Delhi: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned sine-die today. Friday, being the last day of this winter session of Parliament, the fate of the contentious triple talaq bill continued to hang in a balance. The government in Rajya Sabha was hoping to get a breakthrough in the standoff over the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which seeks to outlaw talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and punish offenders with a jail term. The Congress and BJP had issued whips to all their MPs in the Rajya…

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Contentious triple talaq bill fate continued to hang, Winter session of Parliament ends Current Affairs 

Rajya Sabha adjourns over opposition objections to Triple Talaq Bill

New Delhi: Central government tabled Triple Talaq Bill amid ruckus in Rajya Sabha today. Soon after Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the bill for discussion, the chaos that followed forced the House to adjourn until Thursday. Ravi Shankar Prasad underlining the urgency of approving the proposed bill into law said, “Even after passage of triple talaq bill in Lok Sabha the practice is continuing, a woman in Moradabad was given instant talaq over dowry.” Congress leader Anand Sharma, however, moved a notice demanding that triple talaq bill be…

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Society 

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

“In spite of the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, and the assurance of AIMPLB, there have been reports of divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat from different parts of the country….. It is, therefore, felt that there is a need for State action to give effect to the order of the Supreme Court and to redress the grievances of victims of illegal divorce”, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserts in a “Statement of Objects and Reasons” of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. Union Law Minister…

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