Ranchi, Dec 28 (PTI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today hailed the passage of the bill by the Lok Sabha to make instant triple talaq illegal. Also Read - Pathalgadi Movement: Tribals in Ranchi Install Stone Plaque on Land Given to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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The day would be proved historic in the empowerment of women right to equality, Das said, according to a state government release.

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