‘If We Can Remove Sati Pratha, Why Not Triple Talaq’: PM Modi Talks About Welfare Of Muslim Women In I-Day Speech
‘If We Can Remove Sati Pratha, Why Not Triple Talaq’: PM Modi Talks About Welfare Of Muslim Women In I-Day SpeechPrime Minister Modi at Red For (Source: @ANI/Twitter)

On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, Prime Minister (PM) Modi is addressing the nation from the Red Fort, reports Indian Express. This will be his sixth Independence Day speech, and first after winning the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

In the speech, PM Modi said that path-breaking steps had been taken in a short period of time. "The new govt has not completed even 10 weeks, but in this short span of time, we have taken important steps in every sector including Article 370, Triple Talaq,” he said.

On the abolition of Triple Talaq, the prime minister said, "We have taken a very important step by taking action on Triple Talaq. We have always thought about our Muslim sisters and mothers. If we can remove Sati Pratha, if we can think of equality for women, why shouldn't we think about removing Triple talaq for our Muslim women?"

"Remember how scared Muslim women were, those who suffered due to practice of Triple Talaq, but we ended that. When Islamic nations can ban it then why can't we? When we can ban Sati, when we can take strong steps against female infanticide, child marriage, then why not this?" he said.

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