Mumbai: Addressing at the 28th National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) foundation day program on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the work done for the rights of women in the nation irrespective of their religion.
“For decades, Muslim women were demanding laws against Triple Talaq. We provided new rights to them by forming a law against Triple Talaq. Our govt also freed Muslim women from the compulsion of ‘Mahram’ during Haj,” PM Modi said while addressing the programme virtually.
He also said that his government set laws for the protection of women and provided them security by introducing fast track courts and the death penalty in rape provision.
“For women safety, one-stop centres have been set up in over 700 districts, providing medical, police, mental counselling and legal help to them. Over 650 fast track courts have been set up, and for heinous crimes like rapes provision of the death penalty has been introduced.”
He further added that along with the rights of women, the government has also protected the rights of newborn children.
“Today, India is providing paid maternity leave of 26 weeks to career women. This is basically the protection of the rights of newborn children,” said PM Modi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Justice Arun Kumar Mishra (Chairperson of NHRC India) also attended the event.