The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. It will replace the ordinance promulgated in February.
The opposition had been opposing provisions of the bill in Rajya Sabha where the government lacked numbers to ensure its passage.
Almost all opposition parties were demanding that the bill be sent to the Joint Select Committee(JSC) and staged a walkout when their demand was rejected by the government.
The fresh bill, which prohibits divorce of Muslim couples by pronouncing 'talaq' (divorce) three times by their husbands, was first introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Under the proposed law, giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
Under the ordinance, instant 'triple talaq' has been declared as illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
Activists condemn government's decision to make triple talaq penal offence, call it 'politicised move'
The Union cabinet has cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence.
Surjewala said the Congress had objected that if a man is jailed, how will women get allowance and how can care be ensured to their children.
Jahan moved court after she was divorced by her husband over phone from Dubai by uttering 'talaq' thrice consecutively in 2014.
The Union cabinet cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence on Wednesday.
The government wants to introduce the triple talaq bill to ‘set aside’ the centuries-old practice of instant divorce being practised by Muslim community.
A bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and void and awarding a jail term of three years for the husband, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. Here is what various parties had to say: