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New Delhi: The Triple Talaq Bill or the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. It aims to protect the rights of married Muslim women and prohibit instant talaq by their husbands.
However, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has urged the Government to redraft the Bill.
Bhartruhari Mahtab, the Parliamentary Party leader of BJD, opposed the introduction of Bill saying it should be redrafted and urged the Speaker to reconsider the introduction of Bill.
“This bill is flawed, there are many internal contradictions in the Bill,” said the Cuttack MP in Lok Sabha today.
“Our party supports the empowerment of women. The judgement of the Supreme Court needs to be reflected in the Bill. Does triple talaq have any legal basis today?” Mahtab pointed out saying this Bill will only bring harvest to more number of cases in the court.
Introducing the Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad termed it as a historic bill saying it will empower Muslim women across the country.
The proposed law would only be applicable on instant triple talaq or ‘talaq-e-biddat’ and give power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking subsistence allowance for herself and minor children.
According to it, giving instant talaq would attract a jail term of three years and a fine. It would be a non-bailable offence.