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Bill to make instant triple talaq punishable offence gets cabinet nod

Bill to make instant triple talaq punishable offence gets cabinet nod

They include the Constitution (SC and ST) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017, Lokpal and Lokayuktas and other related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014, Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015, Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012, and Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017.

Post the Supreme Court verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up a group of ministers comprising Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Many in the government and opposition have termed it as a progressive bill which fulfills the demands of basic human right for the Indian Muslim women.

She believes that the introduction of the bill that makes instant talaq a non cognisable offence with provision of imprisonment will help further reduce such cases.

A bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday.

"Cabinet has taken historic decisions today which will have a long-term impact in the growth of the country. because Parliament session is on, I can not give details of the Bill", Prasad said.

The court had also held that triple talaq was not integral to Islam.

Other countries with large Muslim populations, including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, have already banned triple talaq.

This proposed Muslim Woman Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill will adjudicate all cases of instant triple talaq across the country except the Jammu and Kashmir.

"Women are not being tortured in the name of triple talaq". It remains to be seen what is the fate of the bill in the parliament.

The Congress is in the forefront of gender justice, progressive laws, and supported the stoppage of triple talaq, he said. We are all citizens in a democracy and living in the 21st century. "So, this kind of Personal Law Board argument for any kind of reform is not accepted", the activist said. The Government has drafted a bill to be put up in the winter session of Parliament. The board should have solved it by themselves.

He also suggested that the AIMPLB, the main party in the legal case, be consulted in the drafting of the Bill before it is passed by Parliament.