Bill That Proposes To Make “Triple Talaq” Criminal Offence Gets Cabinet Clearance

Women in black protest against oral and instant triple talaq (Image credit: NDTV)

-TMC Desk

New Delhi, December 15, 2017 A bill on Triple Talaq was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, ahead of it being taken up in the Winter Session of Parliament. The government hopes to get parliament clearance for it also during the short winter session that began today.

Judges agreed with Muslim women that “triple talaq“, often delivered by their husbands over mobile and other communication tools violates their right to equality and leaves them helpless. In August, the Supreme Court said in ruling that the practice of Muslim men uttering “talaq” three times for an instant divorce is unconstitutional.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, is popularly known as a bill on ‘Triple Talaq’, a form of oral divorce among the Muslims. According to government sources, the Bill has provision for punishment for this form of divorce.

The bill will also give women right to seek maintenance in case of Triple Talaq.


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