New Delhi [India], Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the "discriminatory" practice of Muslim women being barred from visiting Haj">Haj without a 'Mehram' or male guardian has been abolished.
"It had come to our notice that if a Muslim woman wants to go on Haj">Haj, she must have a 'Mehram' or a male guardian, otherwise she cannot travel. This is a discriminatory practice, and hence we have changed this rule," he said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi, while delivering the inaugural address for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations at Sivagiri Mutt in Kerala's Varkala lauded the passing of the Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha as a sign of Muslim women being granted freedom after years of suffrage. (ANI)