Triple Talaq bill gets Lok Sabha nod | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Triple Talaq bill gets Lok Sabha nod

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The Lok Sabha has passed a landmark bill that makes instant “triple talaq” a criminal offence and proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering the word “talaq” thrice.
The bill will now be introduced in the Rajya Sabha, possibly on Monday or Tuesday, where it is expected to face rough weather, with several parties opposing it; its passage in the Lok Sabha was smooth given the big majority the government has in the lower house.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha and later wrapped up a debate on it on Thursday, urged the house to pass the bill “for the sisters of the Muslim community, for the dignity of women, gender equality,” rejecting allegations of political move by the ruling BJP saying, “We do not take decisions to garner votes. We introduced the bill after the Supreme Court called triple talaq illegal.

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