Lok Sabha passes bill to criminalize Triple Talaq

The Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017.

The bill declares that the practice of instant Triple Talaq is a crime.

Under the bill, instant Triple Talaq in any form, including electronic means, would be a non-bailable offence, attracting a jail term up to three years.

The bill was passed by Lok Sabha without any changes and will now be presented in Rajya Sabha for passing.

Instant Triple Talaq is type of divorce in Islam that allows divorce when a husband says the word 'talaq' thrice in one sitting to his wife.

The practice leads to the abandonment of Muslim women as they are given divorce for petty reasons like oversleeping or not cooking tasty food.

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