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Triple Talaq Bill passes by Lok Sabha; May face hurdles in Rajya Sabha on 2nd January

Triple Talaq Bill passes by Lok Sabha; May face hurdles in Rajya Sabha on 2nd January
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Triple Talaq Bill has got clarification from Lok Sabha. After the series of complications, the much-awaited bill has passed by the lower house. And now it will face hindrances in the Rajya Sabha on 2nd January. It is the big boost for BJP who is supporting the ban on triple talaq when the Supreme Court banned it by 3:2 majority in August. Triple Talaq is instant divorce which has been practised by Muslim men. This year in August, After hearing on the Shayara Bano case and several petitions against Triple Talaq, Supreme Court summarised Triple Talaq as unconstitutional.

On Thursday, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha. Also, it has passed after facing several hurdles. And after the long new year weekend, the bill might run into trouble in the Rajya Sabha where Congress and BJP party will hold discussion along with 57 members including other parties like AIADMK, Biju Janata Dal and SP who was opposing the criminalisation clause of the bill.

The fight against triple talaq was supported by the number of women after Shayara Bano case. It all has started in September 2016, when Shayara Bano approached the court for demanding that the talaq-e-biddat pronounced by her husband, be declared as void. She has also said that the practice of triple talaq has violated the fundamental rights of Muslim women. In her support, several women have filed petitions against the Triple Talaq. Whereas on another hand, the AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) had filed an affidavit in Supreme Court as a response to petitions by Shayara Bano and other who were opposing triple talaq. In the affidavit to SC, AIMPLB has stated that Sharia grants right to divorce to husbands because men have great decision-making power.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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