Press Esc to close

Muslim women seek tougher laws against triple talaq, ban on polygamy

Sanjay Pandey, DH News Service, Lucknow, Dec 8 2017, 0:07 IST

Hailing the proposed law against triple talaq, Muslim women on Thursday sought tougher provisions to check the practice and also demanded a ban on polygamy.

Muslim Rashtriya Manch, a women's rights outfit, sought more stringent provisions to curb the practice of men divorcing their wife by saying talaq three times in one go.

The outfit also submitted a memorandum to state governor Ram Naik, demanding a better deal for Muslim women across the country.

Manch convener Shabana Azmi said those who resort to triple talaq should be jailed for at least ten years and not for only three years as the proposed law intends.

''There should be a provision to arrest the violators immediately,'' she said, adding that those who tortured their wives and then left them in the lurch by divorcing them should be prosecuted under the proposed law.

The outfit also demanded that the children of the victims of triple talaq should be given 50% share in the immovable property of the offenders, besides being made to pay for the education and upbringing of the children.

''Those who support and extend any kind of help to the persons resorting to triple talaq must also be charged with conspiracy and prosecuted,'' she said.

Ban polygamy

Azmi also demanded a complete ban on polygamy in Muslim society. ''This practice is also a kind of torture and must be banned,'' she said.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
An electricity board worker installs a new line for the upcoming Magh Mela festival at Sangam...

An electricity board worker installs a new line for the upcoming Magh Mela festival at Sangam...

An Indian paramilitary soldier marches past the MI-8 helicopter during its phasing out ceremony...

An Indian paramilitary soldier marches past the MI-8 helicopter during its phasing out ceremony...

Transgenders society members during a protest against 'TG Bill 2016' at Parliament Street...

Transgenders society members during a protest against 'TG Bill 2016' at Parliament Street...

Protestors burn posters of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest, organised by...

Protestors burn posters of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest, organised by...

A man walks past the Coronation Pillar at a park in north-west Delhi that marks the iconic...

A man walks past the Coronation Pillar at a park in north-west Delhi that marks the iconic...

A laptop bag made out of cement by Indian artist Somesh Singh exhibited at the Craft Beton...

A laptop bag made out of cement by Indian artist Somesh Singh exhibited at the Craft Beton...

A view of snow covered mountains of Kashmir valley which caused due to recent heavy snowfall...

A view of snow covered mountains of Kashmir valley which caused due to recent heavy snowfall...

Snow covered mountains of Pir Panjal range seen in the backdrop of Chamera Lake in Chamba on Sunday.

Snow covered mountains of Pir Panjal range seen in the backdrop of Chamera Lake in Chamba on Sunday.

A view of the Gomateshwara statue of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. A scaffolding and visitors...

A view of the Gomateshwara statue of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. A scaffolding and visitors...

A view of the illuminated Takhat Shri Harmandir Saheb Gurdwara to mark of 350th Prakash Parv...

A view of the illuminated Takhat Shri Harmandir Saheb Gurdwara to mark of 350th Prakash Parv...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.