Muslim Women’s Rights Day 2021
Muslim Women Rights Day is observed on August 1 every year in India to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq. on this day, the triple talaq bill was passed in Parliament in 2019 to promise to liberate Muslim women from the shackles of social evil that came in the form of divorce terms. The Indian Govt brought the Muslim Women Act (Protection of Rights on Marriage) in the Rajya Sabha.
- The first Muslim Women’s Rights Day was celebrated in 2020.
Muslim Women Act (Protection of Rights on Marriage
- The law prohibits the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men and any violation of the law is punishable by a jail term of up to three years.
- After this law, India has been a reduction of 82 percent in Triple Talaq cases since the bill.
- Egypt was the first country that banned this social evil back in 1929 followed by Sudan, Pakistan (1956), Malaysia (1969), Bangladesh (1972), Iraq (1959), Syria (1953). UAE, Morocco, Cyprus, Iran, Jordan, Brunei, Algeria, Brunei, Qatar have banned it.
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