August 1 will be celebrated as “Muslim Women’s Rights Day”, the day “triple talaq” was declared a crime. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had declared “triple talaq or talaq biddat” as a legal offense on August 1, 2019. Naqvi said the incidents of triple talaq have come down in a big way after making “triple talaq” a legal offense. Muslim women across the country have welcomed it.
On August 1, 2021, “Muslim Women’s Rights Day” will be celebrated by various organizations across the country. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav will be present in the program to be organized on “Muslim Women’s Rights Day” on August 1 in Delhi. The Union Minister said that by making “triple talaq” a legal offense, the Modi government has ensured the constitutional-fundamental-democratic and equality rights of Muslim women by strengthening their “self-reliance, self-respect, self-confidence”.