Govt. clears Bill on instant triple talaq

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On the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, the government cleared a Bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a crime and provides for a jail term.

Last month, the Union government had written to all the States for their comments as it plans to introduce the Bill in current session of Parliament.

This proposed Muslim Woman Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill will adjudicate all cases of instant triple talaq across the country except the Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the provisions of the draft bill, earlier accessed by The Hindu, a husband who resorts to instant triple talaq can be jailed up to three years and be fined.

Instant triple talaq in any form -- oral, written or electronic form -- has been banned and made a cognisable offence.

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