MP Asaduddin Owaisi issues notice opposing introduction of Triple Talaq Bill

There is also a provision of imprisonment for a term, which may extend to three years and fine for violators.

Published: 28th December 2017 02:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2017 02:32 PM   |  A+A-

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday gave a notice in the Lok Sabha opposing the introduction of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill) 2017.

Owaisi, gave the notice opposing a move to criminalise triple talaq.

This came after the bill to criminalise triple talaq was cleared by Union Cabinet.

The Bill, which seeks to criminalise the practice of triple talaq, will be tabled in the Parliament by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today.

The draft bill says, "Any pronouncement of talaq by a person upon his wife, by words, either spoken or written or in electronic form or in any other manner whatsoever, shall be void and illegal".

There is also a provision of imprisonment for a term, which may extend to three years and fine for violators. The draft bill also envisages entitling divorcee Muslim women for maintenance.

It also has a provision for the divorcee Muslim women to have the custody of their minor children. The offences under the purview of this bill will be cognisable and non-bailable.

The Bill shall extend to the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp