Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2018, also known as Triple Talaq Bill, on Thursday.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence with a jail term of up to three years with a fine, was passed in the Lower House of the Parliament after arguments went on for over four hours.
Congress and AIADMK MPs staged a walkout before the Triple Talaq bill motion was adopted for consideration.
While 245 members of the House casted their votes in support of the Bill, only 11 casted against it.
The proposed law suggests a three-year jail term with a fine for the erring husbands. The revised bill was drafted after the first draft got stalled in Rajya Sabha in January and the opposition members suggested changes.
The offence will be cognizable if information relating to the offence is given by the married woman against whom talaq has been pronounced or any person related to her by blood or marriage.
The proposed law would be followed in the entire country, except in Jammu and Kashmir.