August 1 is marked as the Muslim Women Rights Day to commemorate the passing of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, the landmark legislation that made ?Triple Talaq? a criminal offence.
Under the triple talaq bill, the declaration of talaq would be treated as a cognizable offence that can result in 3 years imprisonment as well as a fine. Since this legislation was passed in 2019, there has been a decline in Triple Talaq cases by 82 per cent. Other countries that banned the practice of triple talaq are Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Syria, UAE, Morocco, Cyprus, Iran, Jordan, Algeria, Brunei, Qatar and Brunei.