Instant triple talaq to be criminal offence, Centre clears executive order

Modi govt using Triple Talaq as political football for 'fake credit seeking': Congress

India's government has decided to make the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence through an executive order after the law failed to pass in parliament in August.

Recently on his Mann Ki Baat program, PM Modi had said: "The Triple Talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha but could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha".

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 had been cleared by the Lok Sabha in December a year ago but it had been stuck in the Rajya Sabha where the NDA does not have a majority.

Muslim women hold placards during a protest against a bill passed by India's lower house of Parliament last week that aims at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the "triple talaq", or instant divorce, in New Delhi, India January 4, 2018.

In August 2017, the Supreme Court had declared instant talaq illegal and unconstitutional. However, since the practice was still prevalent, the court had asked the government to bring a law against the practice. It also proposes a three-year jail term for men who violate the law.

"When triple talaq has been quashed, the next issue now is of providing justice to Muslim women".

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Describing the practice as "barbaric and inhuman", he said almost 22 countries have regulated triple talaq.

"In a secular country like India. gender justice was given the complete go-by".

However, the Bill did not see the light of day after opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha expressed reservations regarding some provisions of the Bill. A magistrate can grant bail only after the wife's consent.

He said the ordinance provides that the mother/victim wife must get the custody of the minor child and she will be entitled to a maintenance for herself and the child. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in December past year.

"I had met him five to six times.we had sought cooperation", he said adding that there was no response from the main opposition party. The cabinet approval for enacting the law by an executive order comes almost 10 months after the NDA government first moved a bill in Parliament. The Congress-led Opposition, however, had demanded that the Bill should be sent to the Select Committee for further scrutiny.

Instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat is a practice that was challenged in the court.

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