By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent
Pune: Thousands of Burkha-clad women from Maharashtra’s Pune, under the banner of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), held a rally on Saturday to protest against the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, which criminalises instant triple talaq.
The rally started from Bata Chowk, M.G road to Azam campus in Pune.
;The triple talaq Bill is an “injustice” to Muslim women and they should stand up against it, said MP Asaduddin while addressing the gatherings.
The women demanded that no changes should be made to the Muslim Personal Law.
“The law that Allah has made for us is right. Triple talaq is a misconception. (Humare Allah ne jo humare liye kanoon banaya hai woh humare liye bahut sahi hai. Ek time par teen talaq hai hi nahi, yeh logon ne galatfemi phelayi hai),” said a woman.
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 Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 makes instant triple talaq, or ‘talaq-e-biddat’, a criminal offence with a jail term of up to three years.