Uttar Pradesh becomes the first to endorse ‘’triple talaq’’ bill
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh has become the first State government to endorse the Modi government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence.The draft law, which provides for three years in prison and a fine for a Muslim man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq” three times.“The Centre’s draft bill on triple talaq has been endorsed by the Cabinet. The Centre had asked the States to send their views on it by December 10.
Punishment: Three years of jail term
Constitution watch: Triple talaq primarily against Art 14: Equality before law
Governor: Ram Naik
C.M: Yogi Adityanath
Deputy C.M’s: Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma
Music and dance: The region's folk heritage includes songs called rasiya , which celebrate the divine love of Radha and Krishna. Kathak, a classical dance form, owes its origin to the state of Uttar Pradesh.
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