Varanasi: Muslim Women Send Rakhis To ‘Elder Brother’ Modi To Express Their Gratitude For Criminalising Triple Talaq

Muslim women at an event to celebrate the passing of the triple talaq bill (Representative Image) (Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via GettyImages) 

The Muslim women in Varanasi have sent ‘rakhis’ to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also the MP from the same constituency, to express their gratitude toward him for criminalizing the practice of instant triple talaq.

The Muslim Women (Protection Of Rights On Marriage) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Parliament last month and became a law after receiving assent of President Ram Nath Kovind.

The women, elated by enactment of the law which criminalises instant divorce among Muslims, sent hand-made ‘rakhis’ to PM Modi and called him their elder brother who protected them from the “evil” practice, reports Hindustan Times.

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“It was only because of Modi that triple talaq is criminalized. He is like an elder brother of all the Muslim women in the country. We have made rakhis for our brother,” Huma Bano of Rampura was quoted as saying.

It should be noted that the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 15 August, the same day when the whole country will be celebrating the seventy two years of India’s Independence.

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