A promise that Modi government made to Ban Triple Talaq was long pending due to the opposition it faced from other members. But the Government is again presenting a fresh bill in the parliament, to ban the practice of instant triple talaq.
The new bill which is named to be, “The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019” has been listed in the Lok Sabha’s agenda. This bill will replace an ordinance which was issued in February by the previous BJP-led NDA government.
With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the previous bill had lapsed as it was pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill, proposes to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence, and proposes a jail term for a man for divorcing his wife.
After Narendra Modi government returned to power in the recently held elections, it has decided to give a fresh push to these proposed laws in the newly-constituted Lok Sabha. These ordinances will have to be converted into laws within 45 days of the beginning of the session, else they will lapse.