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New triple talaq Bill introduced

A fresh Bill to make the practice of triple talaq among Muslims a penal offence was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday to replace an ordinance issued in September.

Under the proposed law, giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 will supercede an earlier Bill passed in the Lok Sabha.

As the Bill faced resistance in the Rajya Sabha, the government promulgated the ordinance.