Indian Lok Sabha passes triple ‘talaq’ bill with 245 votes

27 Dec, 2018 8:51 pm

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – The Lok Sabha passed the bill which criminalizes the practice of instant triple ‘talaq’ to implement the Supreme Court’s ruling, terming the practice unconstitutional.

The Congress and other main opposition parties walked out of the house in opposition to a three-year jail term and fine for a husband who divorced in such a way.

The opposition had been demanding that the bill be referred to a joint select committee.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2018 was passed with 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing the legislation.

The treasury and opposition also exchanged hot words over the issue. The fresh bill will supersede an earlier bill passed in the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha.

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