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05 May 2017

Triple talaq victims to now get pension in Assam

Assam's plans for triple talaq victims

Health and Education Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma on Thursday announced that pension and skill development training would be provided to Muslim women who are victims of triple talaq.

This would be done to make them self-reliant and worthy of acquiring an employment.

This proposal has been included in revised draft population policy, and will be placed in the assembly session in August.

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Assam's plans for triple talaq victims

Triple Talaq: SC proceedings to commence on 11th May

The triple talaq case has been assigned to a five-judge bench that would hear it 11th May onwards. The constitutional validity of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala are expected to be discussed in the hearing with reference to Muslim personal laws and India's secularism.

The government's stand on triple talaq


The government's stand on triple talaq

On the birth anniversary of 12th Century reformer Basava, PM Modi urged all Muslims to "protect women from the effects" of triple talaq.

With regards to the ongoing controversy, he appealed to them for not politicising the issue.

He further added that after witnessing what (Muslim) daughters have to go through, reformers from the Islamic community would themselves stand up against the same.

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Muslim Board against amendment of triple talaq law

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is staunchly against any amendment to the law of triple talaq.

In one of the several arguments they made against amending triple talaq, they said amendments would amount to re-writing the holy book of Quran.

It called polygamy a "blessing for women as an unlawful mistress is more harmful for social-fabric than a lawful second wife."

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