Triple-Talaq: MJ Akbar Says- Not Islam, Forcibly Muslim Men In Danger
The Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, which banned Triple-Talaq, appeared in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. In the Lok Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talked about the illegal divorce of Triple-Talaq from the Supreme Court and said that the bill brought on Triple-Talaq is related to the dignity of women. Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs MJ Akbar said: “Being a Muslim, I want to point out that the poison is spreading on this bill that Islam is in danger, Islam is not forcibly and Muslim men are in danger.
Earlier on this occasion, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Supreme Court also said the Triple-Talaq were wrong and it was expected that the conditions would change after the verdict of the apex court, but still many issues related to it came out. Meanwhile, Ravi Shankar mentioned the restrictions imposed on bills in Islamic countries. He said that Pakistan is a terrorist country, but there too there have been strong restrictions against Triple-Talaq.
Steps have been taken against Triple-Talaq in Afghanistan, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Bangladesh too. Islamic countries have regulated Triple-Talaq and it has been said that if you have to divorce your wife, give it first notice. Also, if someone violates these rules, then it is also a year’s prison term.
Ravishankar said that where the world has reached today and we are still standing there. On the opposition from the opposition, Ravi Shankar said that the bill should not be divided into parties’ politics.
Congress Says – the bill should be sent to the Standing Committee
Mallikarjun Kharge said on behalf of Congress that there are many flaws in the bill, so the bill should be sent to the Standing Committee, as these flaws can be removed right there. Kharge said that we all are in support of the bill, but the shortcomings also need to be removed.
In fact, before the bill was introduced, many parties including the MP, Owaisi, in the Lok Sabha expressed dissatisfaction. MP Owaisi says that these bills are against fundamental rights. In the opposition parties, a Samajwadi Party said that any action should be taken only after talks with all parties. Lalu Prasad’s party, RJD, has objections in many bill provisions. At the same time Congress says that they will oppose the provision of punishment.
This law is for women’s rights & justice & not regarding any prayer, ritual or religion: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/feFU2W3faF
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This bill violates fundamental rights & lacks legal coherence: Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/ch48CGIUvm
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As soon as we wear this legal law, three divorced supporters will have to face the punishment for three years together in any form. While many parties, including the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Left, have united against this bill, the government has given a twisted message of not taking care of the gender justice, equality and the issue of dignity of women, not to worry.
After the Supreme Court’s Triple-Talaq being unconstitutional, the government has decided to introduce a bill to bring it into a criminal offense category. The Cabinet Committee, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, has prepared this bill. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will present it in the Lok Sabha. However, the government sources have not ruled out sending the bill to the Parliamentary Committee.
Three provisions on the bill brought on divorce
Triple-Talaq and divorce-e-bidith have been declared illegal in the bill. In the bill, oral, written or email, SMS and WhatsApp, etc., together with three methods of divorce, have been termed illegal and for this, the husband has been given three years of imprisonment.
The central cabinet has approved this bill early this month. According to the provision of the bill, the husband will also be fined and the authority to decide its amount will be the magistrate who is hearing the case.
The government is bringing this bill because of this, because despite the Supreme Court’s Triple-Talaq being misconstrued, it is continuing. The proposed law will be applicable simultaneously in the case of Triple-Talaq and it will give the victim the right to contact the magistrate to obtain alimony for herself and minor children. Along with this the magistrate taking the final decision in the case of women can demand the right to keep their minor children with them.
Know who’s said on the bill-
-All India Muslim personal board member Zafaryab Jilani says that the central government’s stance on the Triple-Talaq has stood on its personal political interests.
-Central Government Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says that this bill should have passed long enough. Muslim women have long been struggling for their linguistic rights.
-Telgu Deshm Party MP Ravindra Babu Pandaula says that we fully support this bill.
– BJP MP from Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi said on this bill that women are a big minority in this country, we all should support it in Muslim law and come in support of it.
The BJP’s Rajya Sabha member and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs MJ Akbar said that being a Muslim, I am saying with full responsibility that by saying this thing, Islam is in danger, the society is spreading in danger, while there is nothing like this. Akbar said that only Muslim men are in danger and there is nothing else.
-PMP MP Dharmendra Yadav said that the government has brought this bill in haste. Instead, it would have had better results if it was discussed with all the parties. Yadav said: Even earlier, the government brought many bills in haste and then had to amend them, it was good that enough bill was discussed on this bill.