THE TALAQ BILL

Written by: Arjun deodia

Indian Government on Friday has proposed draft law aimed to abolish the practice of TRIPLE TALAQ or Talaq-e-Biddat. According to the draft law, the instant talaq will be illegal and void after the amendment of this law. Although Supreme Court of India has already nullified the controversial practice on 22 august 2017 but there is no constitutional law to punish the culprit.

The law will be termed as  ‘ THE MUSLIM WOMEN PROTECTION OF RIGHTS ON MARRIAGE BILL’, According to which if any Muslim husband gets involved in the practice of TRIPLE TALAQ , will be subjected to  3 years of Imprisonment . The bill has been made by an Inter Ministerial group headed by Home minister Rajnath Singh, other members of the group are External affairs minister Sushma swaraj, Finance minister Arun Jaitley, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union State law minister P.P Chaudhary.

Some of the major features of Triple Talaq draft law are as follows:-

  1.    3 years of Imprisonment and a monetary fine for the person found guilty.

  2.    Non-bailable offense.

  3.    Under the act (‘THE MUSLIM WOMEN PROTECTION OF RIGHTS ON MARRIAGE BILl’) Whats app talaq or E-mail Talaq or any instant talaq shall be illegal and void.

  4.    The victim can also claim subsistence allowance in court and magistrate will decide the amount of allowance.

  5.    The bill will be applicable in the entire country except for Jammu & Kashmir.

Further proceedings include other states approval and their views on draft bill and the bill is likely to be tabled in the coming winter session of The Parliament.

According to the sources, Despite the intervention of the supreme court  66 cases of instant talaq have been reported.

About The Author- The Author, Arjun Deodia is a Trainee Journalist at India Today Media Institute

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