Agencies, New Delhi
A new and fresh bill to ban the practice of instant Triple Talaq among Muslims will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, has been listed in the Lok Sabha’s agenda for the day.
The new draft law will replace the Ordinance issued in February earlier this year by the BJP-led NDA government just about two months before the general elections.
The Bill, which has been passed in Lok Sabha twice – in 2017 and 2018 – but stalled in the Upper House, seeks to prohibit instant divorce given to Muslim women by pronouncing the word ‘Talaq’ thrice by their husbands and to provide for matters connected therewith.
With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the previous bill had lapsed as it was pending in the Rajya Sabha.
Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance issued earlier this year divorcing through instant Triple Talaq is not only illegal and void but will also attract a jail term of three years for the husband.