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Government has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill,
2019, also known as the Triple ‘talaq’ Bill.
bill will be now sent to the president for approval. Once granted assent, it will
replace an ordinance promulgated in February 2018 to the same effect as the
bill declares the practice of triple talaq as void and illegal and a cognisable
also prescribes a penalty of up to three years imprisonment for an offence.
further provides for subsistence allowance to married Muslim women and their
children. In August 2017, The Supreme Court of India had held Instant triple
Talaq has unconstitutional.
Talaq (Talaq-e-biddat) refers to a practice of divorce under Muslim personal
laws simply by pronouncing word ‘talaq’ thrice in one sitting by a Muslim man
to his wife.