Bill to ban instant divorce in India passed by lower house

      Published on Thursday, 25 July , 2019      2052 Views     
Bill to ban instant divorce in India passed by lower house

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Indian Lower House passed the ‘triple talaq’ (instant divorce) bill after a day-long heated debate on Thursday.




The contentious bill that would criminalise instant triple talaq was passed by the Lok Sabha that also witnessed a walkout by BJP ally Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United. The JDU, which had earlier said it was against the bill, on Thursday said such a law would create a “lack of trust in the society”.

The bill now faces the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) test – most of the fence-sitters who sided with the government today over the amendments to the landmark Right to Information Act, have said they oppose the bill on triple talaq.

The new law provides for a jail term for Muslim men who can get an instant divorce by uttering “Talaq” thrice, which the opposition maintained was unacceptable.

Introducing the bill, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said it was about gender justice.

“Twenty Muslim countries in the world, including Pakistan and Malaysia, have banned the triple talaq. Why can’t a secular India do it?” he said.

The opposition parties say the bill should be referred to a select parliamentary committee for discussion and debate and have repeatedly questioned the government’s motive in rushing it.



 


Category World | 2019/07/25 latest update at 5:46 PM
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