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Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur on Friday said that she is very happy that the ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.

Sufferings of Muslim women across the country will come to an end if the bill becomes an Act, Heptulla said. She also appealed to members of the Rajya Sabha to pass the bill unanimously as she supports Modi’s appeal for a consensus to pass the bill.

Heptulla said, “It is a positive stand and triple talaq is a wrong practice and most Muslim countries have discarded it.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday had urged for a consensus to pass the ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ to make ‘triple talaq’ into a punishable offence.

The Supreme Court in August, had pronounced a historic judgement that ‘triple talaq’ is unconstitutional and violates fundamental rights of Muslim women.

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