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Independence Day 2019: PM Modi Asks, 'If Sati, Female Foeticide, Child Marriage & Dowry Can Be Abolished, Why Not Triple Talaq?'

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • He questioned why the country cannot raise their voice against Triple Talaq similar to that of Sati, child marriage, dowry, and female foeticide.
  • He mentioned that the 'Triple Talaq sword was hanging on the heads of Muslim women,' and reiterated how she lived in the constant fear of evil practice. 

Accentuating on women rights and their empowerment, PM Modi during his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort addressed the practice of Triple Talaq and compared to other evil practices against women that were abolished in the course of time. 

PM Modi pointed out the delay in providing Muslim women with their rights and questioned why the country cannot raise their voice against Triple Talaq similar to that of Sati, child marriage, dowry, and female foeticide.

He said, "If in this country we can abolish the practice of Sati, we can make a law to eliminate female foeticide, if we can raise our voice against child marriages, if we can take firm steps against dowry, then why can't we raise our voice against Triple Talaq."

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"And that is why, capturing the spirit of India's democracy, our Muslim sisters should get equal rights. New hope arises, they must be equal participants of India's journey. These decisions are not be weighed on the scale of politics, they give a guarantee to the protection of their life," he added.  

He mentioned that the 'Triple Talaq sword was hanging on the heads of Muslim women,' and reiterated how she lived in the constant fear of evil practice. 

He said, "It is obvious when the problems are brought to an end, you get a feeling of self-defense. The feeling of self-respect is bigger than everything else." 

"You must have seen, our Muslim daughters and sisters, they had the Triple Talaq sword hanging over their head. They were living their life with fear. She might not be a victim of Triple Talaq, but, the fear that she would be a victim did not let her live. It made her helpless. Our Muslim sisters were living in the fear of Triple Talaq. Many Islamic countries had ended it years before us, but for some reason, we were shying away from giving them their rights," he added. 

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