Cabinet approved banning of instant triple talaq bill
The Union Cabinet approved a Bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq- e-biddat a criminal offence and a Muslim husband resorting to instant talaq can be jailed for up to three years.
The proposed Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill will deal with complaints against instant triple talaq across the country, except Jammu and Kashmir Instant triple talaq in any form — oral, written or electronic form — has been banned and made a cognisable offence. The Bill also provides for a subsistence allowance of a harassed Muslim woman and her dependent children and the custodial rights of minor children.
Inter-ministerial group: Prime Minister Modi had set up an inter-ministerial group to examine the issue after the Supreme Court judgment and it included top Ministers such as Arun Jaitley (Finance), Rajnath Singh (Home), Sushma Swaraj (External Affairs), Ravi Shankar Prasad (Law), his deputy P.P. Chaudhary and the junior Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitender Singh.
Bill name: Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017
Punishment: Three years of imprisonment
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