Union Cabinet approves bill to ban triple talaq

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Union Cabinet approves bill to ban triple talaq

G Plus News | June 13, 2019 13:16 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Union Cabinet on June 12 approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill to prevent divorce by triple talaq.

The bill is set to be introduced in the ensuing Parliament session and will replace the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord.4 of 2019).

The newly approved bill is one of the promises made by the Prime Minister Modi to the people before the general elections.

Implications of the bill:

The bill proposes to declare the practice of triple talaq as void and illegal.

It also makes an offence punishable with imprisonment up to three years and fine.

It also provides for payment of subsistence allowance to married Muslim women and dependent children.

The Bill also proposes to make the offence cognizable, if information relating to the commission of an offence is given to an officer in charge of a police station by the married Muslim woman upon whom talaq is pronounced or by any person related to her by blood or marriage.

The offence is made compoundable with the permission of the Magistrate at the instance of the married Muslim woman upon whom talaq is pronounced.

The Bill further provides for hearing the married Muslim woman upon whom talaq is pronounced, before the accused is released on bail by the Magistrate.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 is on similar lines of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019.

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