Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday stated that he would like to help Muslim women of the state, who are victims of the age-old Muslim practice of triple talaq.
Deb also asked the victims of triple talaq to share their woes by meeting him directly.
The Tripura CM first asked them to book an appointment with him by calling at his office number (0381-241 5555).
The chief minister also assured that he would take steps to solve the all the problems of the ‘Muslim sisters of Tripura’.
Deb stated on his official Twitter handle: “My Appeal to all Muslim Sisters of #Tripura who have been a victim of the #TripleTalaq so far can directly meet me and can share their problems directly with me. I would like to solve their issues at the highest priority. For any assistance, please call at CMO 0381-241 5555.”
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights and Marriage) Bill, 2019.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights and Marriage) Bill, 2019 or the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Upper House of the Parliament with 99 persons voting in favour of the Bill and 84 against it.
Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights and Marriage) Bill, 2019 divorcing through instant triple talaq will be a criminal offence and could attract a jail term of three years and a huge fine for the husband.
The Bill also allows married Muslim women against whom talaq has been declared to seek subsistence allowance from her husband.
It also makes her entitled to seek custody of her minor children.
The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha last week.
The Supreme Court had in 2017 declared the practice of instant triple talaq as unconstitutional.