Government Considering Law In Winter Session To End Triple Talaq
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-22

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The government is considering bringing a legislation in the winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq , a Muslim way of divorce which is still in practise despite the Supreme Court striking it down. A ministerial committee has been set up to propose a suitable legislation or amend existing penal provisions, which would make instantaneous triple talaq an offence, government functionaries said today.

As the law stands today, a victim of ' talaq-e-biddat ' or instant triple talaq would have no option but to approach the police for redressal of her grievance as a Muslim clergy would be of no assistance to her. Even the police are helpless as no action can be taken against the husband in the absence of punitive provisions in the law, they explained. The ministerial committee has been constituted to frame a new law or an amendment bill, and the government plans to bring this legislation in the winter session of Parliament, the functionaries said.

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In August, the Supreme Court struck down the controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce or ' talaq- e-biddat ' as arbitrary and unconstitutional. But there have been reports of a number of divorces by way of ' talaq-e-biddat ' even after the judgement, the functionaries said. This could be because of lack of awareness and the absence of deterrent punishment, they said. Despite advisories being issued to the members of the community against the archaic practice, there seemed to be no decline in the cases of divorce by ' talaq-e-biddat ', they claimed.


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