Ishrat Jahan was one of the key petitioners in the triple talaq and to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she tied a rakhi on the wrist on behalf of Indian sisters for making the their culture practice illegal. She tied a Tricolour rakhi on the PM's wrist in Delhi.
"I thanked the prime minister on behalf of all my sisters for his initiative to make the practice of instant triple talaq illegal. The PM, in his reply, said it was our right and we should be getting it," Jahan told to a media portal.
On August 1, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to Indian Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 issued by Parliament and the law made it illegal to pronounce talaq three times in spoken, written or through SMS or WhatsApp or any other electronic chat in one sitting.
"Due to security reasons, I could not give him (Modi) the rosogolla that I had brought from Kolkata. However, I am delighted to have got this opportunity of tying rakhi on the PM's wrist," she also said.
Talking to other portal, she said, "I had never thought that I will have the pleasure of tying rakhi to the PM. The national president of Mahila Morcha called me and confirmed that I will be tying rakhi to Modi ji on this August 15. I am so happy that I am going to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and will be tying rakhi to him. I have always thought of this and now it is turning into a reality."
She added, "It is a very big day. Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan are on the same day. There was the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Then there is triple talaq bill that has been issued in parliament. So this day is very special for us in terms of independence for women. We are thankful to Modi ji and I will surely pray for him."
"I wish that he runs the government in the best possible way, the way he is doing it now. I pray for his healthy and long life and that he continues as the PM till he is alive. We are so proud of him," she further said.