Bhubaneswar, July 30 (LocalWire): The victims of triple talaq system are jubilant as Rajya Sabha today passed the proposed law to make this practice among Muslims a criminal act.
Women, who went through ordeals due to the triple talaq-bound separation, described it as a historic moment and said Muslim women have been meted out long-awaited justice.
‘It will soon become a law with the President’s assent.
The law will empower us the freedom and dignity to lead life equal to male counterparts.
Women were always afraid and triple talaq swung like Damocles’ sword during solemnisation of nikah.
But that will become a thing of past. We feel invigorated,’ remarked women including talaq victims.
‘Triple talaq will soon become an offence.
I am extremely happy that the bill has been passed in both Houses now.
My life had taken a turn towards the worse after my spouse uttered triple talaq over phone from Saudi Arabia two years back.
I was separated at one go. My parents had taken up the matter before the clerics.
But I was told that my marriage was over. My five-year conjugal life was blown into smithereens within few seconds after the utterance of those three words.
The rights of Muslim women will now be safeguarded under protective ring of law,’ said 23-year-old Nazma Begum.
‘It was an evil practice and at last it will be illegal.
My husband is a progressive person.
I never thought of triple talaq affecting my life.
However, I was perturbed to read newspaper reports highlighting the sufferings of triple talaq victims,’ said a Bhubaneswar-based homemaker.