Triple talaq bill passed in Rajya Sabha, Instant Divorce is a Crime in India now.

The Triple Talaq Bill known as Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 which aimed at empowering Muslim women has been passed in the Rajya Sabha on July 30.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 criminalise the practice of divorce among Muslims by simply stating Talaq three times and provides for a jail term to a Muslim man for the crime.

The bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in a landmark vote with 99 votes in favour and 84 against.
Earlier, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 was passed with 303 votes in favour and 82 against in the Lok Sabha.

The Bill will now go to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent. Once the triple talaq bill gets assent of the President and notified by the government, it will replace the triple talaq ordinance of promulgated last in February.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on introducing Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha said that this bill is a matter of gender justice, dignity and equality.

Hailing the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill by Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history! Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society. India rejoices today!”

“This is an occasion to salute the remarkable courage of those Muslim women who have suffered great wrongs just due to the practice of Triple Talaq, said PM Modi.

“The abolition of Triple Talaq will contribute to women empowerment and give women the dignity they deserve in our society,” he added.

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