A large number of Muslim women will hold a protest march in Jaipur on Wednesday to oppose the proposed instant triple talaq Bill which seeks to criminalise the practice of pronouncing triple talaq in one sitting.
The agitating Muslim women have been demanding the withdrawal of this controversial Bill, describing it as “anti- Constitution, anti-Sharia and anti-women”, said All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s women wing president Asma Zehra.
Zehra said the Bill “blatantly violates fundamental rights and will destroy the lives of Muslim women and children.” She charged that the Bill is “defective” and has been drafted without consulting any stakeholders.
“The stubborn attitude of the Narendra Modi government has forced us to come out on streets and we have planned the mammoth silent rally in the capital of Rajasthan,” she said.
Questioning the Modi government’s motive behind the Bill, Muslim Mahila Research Kendra chief Fatima Muzaffar charged that it was the BJP government’s “political ploy” to divert attention of the masses from the real issues of women.
If PM Modi is really concerned about Muslim women, he first must do justice to Zakia Jaffery, the widow of slain Congress MP Ehsaan Jaffery, and hundreds of rape survivors of 2002 Gujarat riots, Muzaffar said.