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Muslim women hold protest in Rajasthan's Sikar against triple talaq bill

ANI/Sikar (Rajasthan) 13 Mar 18 | 07:21 AM

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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.

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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.

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