Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 31
Union Law & Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday mentioned, the regulation in opposition to on the spot triple talaq is working and attaining the supposed objectives, as the federal government knowledge has revealed that there was a pointy decline within the incidences of such circumstances because the laws was enacted a 12 months in the past.
Talking to The Tribune, the minister, who piloted the “Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act – 2019” in Parliament, mentioned, “If the number of cases of instant triple talaq is declining, it means that that the law is working and achieving the intended goals.”
Marking the completion of 1 12 months of the enactment of the “Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act”, Prasad mentioned, “It still remains a painful saga that despite more than 20 Islamic countries having regulated the unjust practice in one form or the other, it took 70 years and the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban it in India.”
He additional reiterated his assertion that on the spot triple talaq “is nothing about religion, rather it is mainly about gender justice, gender equality and gender empowerment”.
According to the federal government knowledge, which relies on the suggestions acquired from Waqf Boards, Minority Commissions and native administration, as in opposition to 3,82,964 circumstances of the triple talaq between 1985 and 2019, which involves round common of round 11,263 incidents per 12 months, only one,039 incidence of such act have been reported previously one 12 months because the regulation was enacted.
State smart knowledge exhibits that India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh reported solely 281 circumstances previously one 12 months, as in opposition to 63,400 because the well-known Shah Bano case shot into the limelight in 1985.
Shah Bano hailed from Madhya Pradesh and the state reported as many as 22,801 circumstances throughout that interval, however in final one 12 months there have been simply 32.
West Bengal had reported the second highest variety of circumstances since 1985 at 51,800, however the follow has seemingly been reined in because the TMC dominated state reported solely 201 circumstances within the final one 12 months.
State 1985-2019 2019-20
Uttar Pradesh 63,400 281
West Bengal 51,800 201
United Andhra Pradesh 41,382 203
Maharashtra 39,200 102
Bihar 38,617 49
Rajasthan 33,122 83
Haryana 29,201 26
Kerala 23,233 19
Madhya Pradesh 22,801 32
Tamil Nadu 21,200 26
Assam 19,008 17
(Several of the circumstances are underneath reconciliation as per the laid down guidelines of the regulation)