Union Cabinet clears Triple Talaq Bill
New Delhi, December 15: In a remarkable development, the Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the Triple Talaq Bill.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held this afternoon.
The Supreme Court, in August, had passed the order terming the practice of instant Talaq (divorce) as “unconstitutional.”
The apex court by a majority of 3:2 had ruled that the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims is “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”.
A suitable law, if put in place, will make the practice an offence under the penal provisions of the country.
Once the law is made to make the triple Talaq an offence, the victims will have the option of approaching the police and legal system for the redressal of their grievances and for the action to be taken against the husband.
We welcome this, it was much needed.Unlike previous Govts, this Govt cares for rights of Muslim women.Appeal to all parties to ensure passage of this bill in Parliament: Shaista Ambar,All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board on #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/hM8zlLavhY
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2017
#Union #Cabinet clears #Bill to ban #evil #practice of instant #TripleTalaq among #Muslims ; make it #Criminal #offence : https://t.co/4I8y2Mghz8 via @newsbharati #TripleTalaqLaw #TripleTalaqBill #Government #PMModi #Islam #Modi #BJP pic.twitter.com/tOVVPnA7RY
— News Bharati (@NewsBharati) December 15, 2017