"The age-long sufferings of Muslim mothers and sisters due to triple talaq were not hidden from anyone. After years of battle, they have finally found the way out to rid themselves of triple talaq," PM Modi said.
This was PM Modi's first comment after the Lok Sabha passed a bill that criminalises the practice of instant divorce with three-year jail.
He was delivering the inaugural address for the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations at Sivagiri Mutt in Kerala via video-conferencing from here.
The Prime Minister, however, didn't mention the Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill that was cleared by the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
The legislation, which has to be cleared by the Rajya Sabha, criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands.
The practice of instant divorce is not followed in major Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt.
In his address, PM Modi said the government had taken measures to curb black money, corruption, benami properties and terrorism. He said the battle against these would intensify the next year.
"We will take the country to new heights in 2018 with the mantras of reform, perform and transform, development for all," he said.