Ravi Shankar Prasad quotes ANI story during Triple Talaq Bill debate in LS

ANI | Updated: Dec 28, 2017 17:06 IST

New Delhi [India] Dec. 28 (ANI): Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday quoted a story of ANI while pitching for the passage of Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha.

The Law Minister informed the House that at least 100 triple talaq cases have come to light after the Supreme Court banned it in August this year.

"At least 300 cases of triple talaq have happened in 2017 out of which 100 after the Supreme Court verdict. We must understand the pain of Muslim women. Today morning, I read a news that a woman in Rampur was given talaq by her husband just because she woke up late," Prasad said while participating in the debate on The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017.

It is pertinent to mention that ANI ran a story titled 'Ahead of triple talaq bill introduction, woman divorced for waking up late' on Wednesday night.

Gul Afshan, a resident of Azimnagar in Rampur district, on Wednesday told ANI that her husband Qasim thrashed her and divorced her by uttering talaq thrice because she woke up late in the morning.

The wife alleged that later Qasim escaped from the house after locking her up inside. The police had to break in.

Narrating her six-month-old abusive marriage, she said that he used to beat her from the very beginning.

The police said that they cannot do anything as the woman has not filed a complaint against her husband.

While the Supreme Court and the Centre have called for the scrapping of the triple talaq, terming it "illegal and unconstitutional", some Muslim women are still facing the brunt of this age-old practice.

The government has tabled The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 in the Lok Sabha as the apex court had directed it to bring an anti triple talaq legislation.(ANI)