Triple Talaq bill passed in Lok Sabha; Congress, AIADMK stage walkout

The offence will be cognizable if information relating to the offence is given by the married woman against whom talaq has been pronounced or any person related to her by blood or marriage.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 28 Dec 2018 3:57 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 got green signal in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The bill holds instant triple talaq or talaq-e-bidat as a criminal offence, which may amount up to three years in jail with a fine.

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-bidat a criminal offence, with a jail term of up to three years with a fine.

The Bill, which seeks to replace an ordinance promulgated in September prohibiting divorce by pronouncing "talaq" by the husband, was passed after an over four-hour discussion that saw some heated exchanges between the Opposition and treasury Benches.

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Before a vote on the Bill, the Congress and the AIADMK staged a walkout over the government not accepting their demand to refer it to a joint select committee of the Parliament.

The Bill makes instant triple talaq a cognizable offence, attracting up to three years' imprisonment with a fine.

The offence will be cognizable if information relating to the offence is given by the married woman against whom talaq has been pronounced or any person related to her by blood or marriage.

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The proposed law would be applicable to the entire country, except in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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