Triple Talaq issue: Muslim women feel offended by President’s remark

New Delhi: Muslim women have raised voice against President Ram Nath Kovind for advocating triple Talaq bill and describing Muslim women as confined. They said the remarks made by the president while delivering his maiden address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament regarding Muslim women are misleading and insulting. They demanded revocation of the statement or else warned countrywide protest against it.

A press conference was held here at Press Club of India by the Federation of 29 voluntary organizations of women.

Federation director and head of the women cell of AIMPLB, Dr Asma Jehra, Fatima Muzaffar from Chennai, Atiya Siddiqui from Delhi, Yasmeen Farooqui from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mahjabeen Naaz from Patna, Bihar, Arifa Naser from Bangalore, Mamdooha Majid from Delhi, Nabeera Mohtasham from Bhatkal, Zakia Nafees from UP, Sadia from Jaipur attended the conference and jointly announced that Muslim women are not oppressed but the shariah has given them freedom. Hence nobody should try to interfere in our shariah.

It must be noted that President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said, “My government tabled a bill on Triple Talaq in Parliament and I hope it will become a law soon. After the law comes into force, the Muslim daughter and sister can live a life free of fear and dignity.”