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Centre reaches out to triple talaq victim

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi

While the Triple Talaq Bill is yet to be placed before the Rajya Sabha after being passed in the Lok Sabha, the Centre quickly reached out to the family of a woman in Bengaluru who had been served instant divorce on WhatsApp from the U.S. by her husband.

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi tweeted that her Ministry had taken up the case “on absolute priority” and contacted the woman’s brother following media reports. An official of the Ministry called it the first case where it had intervened.

“My ministry @MinistryWCD has taken up case of #TripleTalaq on absolute priority. The first instance post the passing of the Bill, criminalising the act of instant divorce in the Muslim community will be dealt with and we shall ensure that justice is done,” Ms. Gandhi tweeted referring to the Bengaluru case.

The Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, on Thursday amid a heated debate and a walkout staged by the Congress and the AIADMK.

The Bill is set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Monday where it faces an uphill battle as the NDA does not enjoy a majority in the Upper House.


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