Law in opposition to triple talaq ‘working and achieving intended goals’, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Mukesh Ranjan
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)

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