The month of August is recognized as a “Month of Revolution, Rights & Reforms” in the Indian history; 08th August Quit India Movement, 15th August Independence Day, 19th August “World Humanitarian Day”, 20th August “SadbhavanaDiwas”, 370 was revoked on 5th August, these days have been written in golden pages of the Indian History.
1st August is a day which made-up Muslim women free from social evil of Triple Talaq; 1stAugust has been recorded in the country’s history as “Muslim Women Rights Day”.
In Indian Parliamentary history, 1st August 2019 is a historic day. when The Bill against Triple Talaq was made a Law despite of obstacle put by so-called “Champions of Secularism” including Congress, Communist Party, SP, BSP and Trinamool Congress. 1st August became the day which ensured gender equality and strengthened constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights of the Muslim women.It also gave more confidence to the women, which constitute almost half of the population in India.
India runs on a Constitution, not on any other religious textbook. Earlier, various legislations had been brought in the country to abolish social evils such as Sati Pratha and Child Marriage. Triple Talaq law has nothing to do with religion, the law has been enacted purely to ensure gender equality.
Several Muslim-majority nations of the world had declared Triple Talaq as illegal and un-Islamic much earlier. Egypt was the first Muslim nation which revoked this social evil in 1929. Sudan in 1929, Pakistan in 1956, Bangladesh in 1972, Iraq in 1959, Syria in 1953, Malaysia in 1969 had abolished the practice of Triple Talaq. When we compared it with India took 70 years to get rid of this inhuman and cruel practice.
The Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi made the law against Triple Talaq to make effective the Supreme Court’s judgement. The Supreme Court, on 18th May, 2017, had declared Triple Talaq as unconstitutional. By revoking the Triple Talaq, the Modi Government has influenced socio-economic, fundamental and constitutional rights of the Muslim women.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Government is engaged to enhance all sections and social reforms.Modi Government has worked with inclusive empowerment for every sections including Muslim women in the last 6 years.
During the last 6 years, 3 crore 87 lakh Minority students have been given various scholarships which include about 60 per cent girl students. A numerous of Muslim women have been offered employment and employment opportunities through “HunarHaat”. More than 10 lakh Minority youths have been provided employment and employment opportunities through skill development schemes such as “SeekhoaurKamao”, “Garib Nawaz SwarojgarYojna”, “Usttad”, “NaiManzil”, “NaiRoushni” etc and more than 50 per cent beneficiaries are women.A total of 3040 women have performed Haj after the Modi Government ensured Muslim women can perform Haj without “Mehram” (male companion) in 2018. This year too, more than 2300 women had applied to perform Haj without Mehram. These women will be allowed to go to Haj 2021 on the basis of their application for Haj 2020 only. Besides, women who file new application, will also be allowed to go to Haj next year.
The Modi Government’s efforts have benefitted equally to the Muslim women. Even the Opposition and “traditional Modi bashers” cannot raise question that there has been any discrimination with any community in welfare schemes.When our Government provided 2 crore houses to poor, 31 per cent beneficiaries are from Minority community. Our Government has provided electricity to a large number of villages of the country which were deprived of electricity for decades. Our Government provided benefits to 22 crore farmers under ‘’KisanSammanNidhi” which include more than 33 per cent farmers belonging to Minority communities. About 37 per cent of more than 8 crore beneficiaries of “UjjwalaYojna” providing free gas connection belong to Minority communities. Our Government provided easy loans to about 24 crore people under “Mudra Yojna” for small and medium business and other employment oriented economic activities and more than 36 per cent beneficiaries are from Minority communities.