Decline of about 82% in Triple Talaq cases since law enacted, says Naqvi

New Delhi: Stressing that the the Modi Government has strengthened socio-economic, fundamental and constitutional rights of the Muslim women, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday that there is a decline of about 82 per cent in Triple Talaq cases since the law was enacted.
”One year has passed since the law against Triple Talaq was passed and there is a decline of about 82 per cent in Triple Talaq cases thereafter. If any such case was reported, the law has taken action,” Naqvi said.
He stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government was committed to empowerment of all sections and social reforms.
Naqvi stated that the then Congress Government had bowed down before illogic of some ‘narrow minded fanatics’ and committed a criminal sin to deprive the Muslim women of their constitutional rights.
”The Congress’ ‘Mistake of the Moment’ became ‘Punishment of the Decades’ for the Muslim women. The Congress was worried for ‘Vote Ka Udhaar’ while our government was worried for ‘Samajik Sudhaar'(social reform).
Naqvi said, ”Some political parties give illogic that why the Modi Government is worried about Talaq in Muslim women? Why the Government don’t do anything for their socio-economic-educational empowerment? I want to make it clear to those people who ask such questions that during the last about 6 years, the Modi Government has worked with inclusive empowerment for every sections including Muslim women.”
He insisted that the Government led by Prime Minister Modi made the law against Triple Talaq to make effective the Supreme Court’s judgement on May 18, 2017, which had declared Triple Talaq as unconstitutional.
”Several Muslim-majority nations of the world had declared Triple Talaq as illegal and un-Islamic much earlier. Egypt was the first Muslim nation which abolished this social evil in 1929. Sudan in 1929, Pakistan in 1956, Bangladesh in 1972, Iraq in 1959, Syria in 1953, Malaysia in 1969 had abolished the practice of Triple Talaq.
”Besides, countries such as Cyprus, Jordan, Algeria, Iran, Brunei, Morocco, Qatar, UAE also ended this social evil many years ago. But it took 70 years for India to get rid of this inhuman and cruel practice,” he pointed out.