Triple Talaq: India stands with women in their struggles, says PM Modi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, on the occassion of 71st Independence Day, admired the courage of women who have been suffering due to Triple Talaq, asserting that nation is with them in their struggles. Speaking against the practice of Triple Talaq, Prime Minister Modi said, "The women of this country created a revolution against triple talaq. '- I admire their courage.' I believe India will fully support the women in their struggle." Prime Minister Modi further said that there is no one big or small, "In our nation, there is no one big or small... everybody is equal. Together we can bring a positive change in the nation. We have to take the country ahead with the determination of creating a 'New India." Emphasizing the work progress under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Prime Minister Modi said that about nine crore farmers have got soil health cards, more than 2.5 crore poor women have got (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) LPG gas connections. "Be it issue of gas subsidy, Swach Bharat or Demontisation drive, people of India have extended their full support," he added. Averring that the contribution of our mothers and sisters is very important, Prime Minister said, "We have worked towards extending maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks." Further, remembering the great women and men who worked hard for India's freedom, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation on the 71st Independence Day from Red Fort. "From Sudarshan Chakradhari Mohan to Charkhadhari Mohan, today we are celebrating both our cultural and historical heritage.We remember the great women and men who worked hard for India's freedom," he said. "This year is a special year for India. This is the 75th anniversary of Quit India, 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha, 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav," he added. (ANI)