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The Ban On Triple Talaq And Increased Marriage Age Of Women Inspired This Woman From Kerala To Join Politics.

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Last year, we saw the historical decision to ban Triple Talaq come into being. It was celebrated as a giant move towards empowerment and equality for Muslim women. The ban on triple talaq ended the authoritarian hold that Muslim men have on their wives and made great strides for the rights of these Muslim women. Another great thing that this ban did was inspire a young woman to join politics and fight harder for the rights of Muslim women. Her story is very inspirational. 

TP Sulfath, a resident of Malappuram district of Kerala decided to contest for the BJP from the Emangad ward in Wandoor gram panchayat. She hails from a family of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) supporters but decided to join politics and contest for the BJP because Sulfath was deeply moved by the triple talaq ban and PM Narendra Modi’s promise to raise the marriageable age of women.

Sulfath told The News Minute that when she found out that the BJP could not find a viable candidate from Emmangad ward, which is reserved for women, she did not think twice before jumping in. Her decision was greatly influenced by the triple talaq ban and the raise in marriageable age because she knows first-hand how it affects the life of Muslim women. 

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She told TNM, “I was married off at the age of 15 years just after completing class 10. I know the difficulties women who are in similar situations have to go through. So apart from triple talaq, I was deeply moved when I heard Modiji has mooted to raise the marriage age of women to 21.” Sulfath also believes that the entire concept of triple talaq is anti-women. 

Talking about the controversial CAA, Sulfath said, “I don’t think CAA or the recent verdict on Babri Masjid has repercussions on the Muslim community. However, I am yet to study it in detail. Once I study, then I will opine about them. I will raise my objections if tomorrow my opinion changes.” 

We need more women like her who are willing to raise their voice and work for the empowerment of other women. More power to Sulfath!

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