Triple talaq bill to be introduced in Parliament today
NEW DELHI: A bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq among Muslims is set to be introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill is listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad later today, according to the list of business in the Lower House.
The bill, prepared by an inter-ministerial group headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat in any form — spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp — “illegal and void” and provides for a jail term of three years for the husband.
It was cleared by the Union Cabinet earlier this month.
The bill was listed for introduction last week, but Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar later said that it would be introduced this week.
As per the provisions of the bill, the husband could also be fined and the quantum of fine would be decided by the magistrate hearing the case.
Source: Economic Time