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Hundreds of burqa-clad women participated in the silent protest holding placards printed with slogans opposing the bill.
Thousands of Muslim women staged a silent protest march at Azad Maidan, demanding the withdrawal of the bill banning 'Triple Talaq' passed by Lok Sabha last December.
The petition has opposed the practice of Nikah Halala, where a divorced woman has to remarry and then get a talaq before being able to marry her first husband.
In an exclusive interview to The Sunday Standard, Salman Khurshid also spoke of the party’s debacle in Uttar Pradesh, and its position on the law punishing instant triple talaq among Muslims.
Burkha-clad women held a protest march against Triple Talaq Bill in Rajasthan's Sikar, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce.
The bill, which proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife in any form of spoken, written or by electronic meansif enacted, will make triple talaq a criminal offence.
Two-and-half months into marriage, a 25-year-old businessman from city has allegedly given talaq to his wife by taking signatures from the woman’s illiterate parents.
He was addressing a gathering after launching a new book by Salman Khurshid -- 'Triple Talaq: Examining Faith' -- which seeks to make the intricacies of the judgement "more accessible."
There are several provisions in the bill which, if it becomes an Act, will create and enhance problems for Muslim women, AIMPLB secretary, Umrain Mahfooz, said.
Government appears disinclined to send the Bill to Rajya Sabha select committee, as demanded by Congress
Thousands of Muslim women today participated in a silent march to protest the proposed Triple Talaq bill.
The board also alleged that the legislation was an attempt to ban the entire system of talaq and deny Muslim husbands the right to divorce.
The three-day-long general body meeting of the apex body of Indian Muslims, beginning on February 9, will discuss the issue and evolve a strategy for protection of Muslim Personal Law.
In the winter session of the Parliament, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha by the Opposition parties.
Women representatives from as many as 13 Islamic organisations in the city on Saturday came together to condemn President Ramnath Kovind’s recent speech on Triple Talaq and the status.