Will pass triple talaq bill, says confident PM Modi at NHRC event

NEW DELHI: Marking the 25th anniversary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that banning instant Triple Talaq is a part of the effort to provide justice to the Muslim women and is confident that Parliament will pass the Bill.

Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of NHRC at the Vigyan Bhawan here, Prime Minister Modi said, “I am confident that this key legislation will be accorded approval by Parliament soon,” he said, according to a PTI report. The bill is pending before Rajya Sabha with Lok Sabha has already passed it.

Prime Minister Modi further stated that a person’s life, dignity, and rights have always been an important part of Indian culture and traditions.

“For the last 25 years, the NHRC has been the voice for the common man of the country. It has led the way for the building of the nation by being the voice for the oppressed, poor. Your work towards justice has been recognised by international human rights institutions as well. As proud a matter as it is for India, protection of human rights has always been a part of our culture and traditions.”

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also noted that human rights have always been a part of traditional Indian values.

“Respecting human rights in India comes under our very old tradition. The idea of human rights here has never happened on the basis of minority and majority. We have also been concerned about the human rights of our opponents, this is the speciality of our culture of India,” Singh said.

The commission was established on October 12, 1993, under the Protection of the Human Rights (PHR) Act, 1993.

Agency inputs