Union Cabinet approves ordinance on Triple Talaq
New Delhi: The Union cabinet is learnt to have cleared an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, Law Ministry sources said Wednesday.
The ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ was cleared by the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha where the government lacks numbers.
The Supreme Court had banned the practice last year but since the practice was still prevalent, a bill was brought to make it a penal offence.
After the ordinance was approved, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter to call it a “huge victory for Muslim mothers and daughters”.
Huge victory for our Muslim mothers & daughters living in the fear of instant divorce. Historic decision by Hon PM Sh. @narendramodi’s Cabinet to approve an ordinance outlawing #TripleTalaq.Despite opposition’s attempts to delay the bill #ModiGovt stood firm with women of India.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 19, 2018