Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised women battling the system of Triple Talaq and said the entire country supports them.

“I pay my respects to those women who had to lead miserable lives due to Triple Talaq and then started a movement which created an environment in the whole nation against the practice,” Modi said here in his speech on the occasion of Independence Day.

The Prime Minister said he respected all these women. “I want to tell them that they will succeed as the whole country supports them in this significant step towards women’s empowerment.”

In a 56-minute speech, his fourth from the Red Fort, Modi touched upon various topics including demonetisation, black money and corruption and promised to take India ahead “with greater speed”. He hoped the campaign against Triple Talaq would succeed.

First Published | 15 August 2017 1:02 PM
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