Triple Talaq a punishable offence now as govt takes ordinance route

India: Triple talaq or instant divorce now a criminal offence

Union Cabinet clears ordinance on instant Tripe-Talaq

It also proposes a three-year jail term for men who violate the law. Others, like neighbours, can not lodge an FIR to prevent misuse of the proposed law.

"So there was compelling necessity to come up with an ordinance", Prasad said.

Prasad accused the Congress of stalling the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha for the sake of its "vote bank politics". However, gender justice was given a complete go-by in a secular country like India because of blatant vote-bank politics.

He urged UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BSP supremo Mayawati and TMC chief Mayawati to support the bill in the next session of Parliament for the sake of "gender justice, gender equality and gender dignity".

In a non-bailable offence, bail can not be granted by police at the police station itself. "Thirdly, a bail can be granted by the magistrate upon reasonable grounds but only after hearing the victim wife also". A magistrate can grant bail only after the wife's consent.

One of the changes introduced is that the police can lodge an FIR only if approached by the victim, her blood relations, or people who become her relatives by virtue of marriage.

Neighbours and others can not lodge a complaint under the proposed law. But since the practice was still prevalent, a bill was brought to make it a penal offence.

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In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had blamed the Opposition for the delay in passing on the triple talaq bill.

The woman will get the custody of the minor child, if any, and she will be entitled to a maintenance determined by the magistrate for herself and the child.

But it couldn't get the approval of the upper house, where the opposition controls the majority of seats.

Prasad said that 201 cases have been reported across the country even after the top court's order.

The Lok Sabha cleared the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, in December but it has been stuck in the Rajya Sabha where the BJP-led NDA is in minority. "We have all the evidence and a series of papers in this regard", he told reporters. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shaina NC, on the other hand, said "only an insecure man would probably question the intent".

"I had met him five to six times.we had sought cooperation", he said adding that there was no response from the main opposition party.

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