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Citizenship Bill, Triple Talaq Bill, lapses as not cleared by Upper house

The legislation, which was to be cleared by the Rajya Sabha, criminalizes instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands couldn't get get past in the Upper house of the Parliament. In December 2018, the government had moved a fresh bill in Lok Sabha to make triple talaq a penal offence awarding Muslim husband a three years jail term.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 13 Feb 2019 7:33 AM GMT

Citizenship Bill, Triple Talaq Bill, lapses as not cleared by Upper house
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New Delhi: The two most crucial Bills passed by Lok Sabha, The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 lapsed, on the last sitting of the 16th Lok Sabha, as both were not cleared by Rajya Sabha.

The legislation, which was to be cleared by the Rajya Sabha, criminalizes instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands couldn't get get past in the Upper house of the Parliament. In December 2018, the government had moved a fresh bill in Lok Sabha to make triple talaq a penal offence awarding Muslim husband a three years jail term.

The practice of instant divorce, however, is not followed in major Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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