Ravi Shankar says triple talaq law is for women's rights not religion

Updated On : 2017-12-28 14:44:44
New Delhi:

The Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with an objective to criminalise instant divorce among Muslims. The Triple talaq bill has met strong opposition from other parties, including Congress, Left and BJD, and various Muslim organisations expressing reservations over the proposed jail term for violators.

The draft bill says, "any pronouncement of talaq by a person upon his wife, by words, either spoken or written or in electronic form or in any other manner whatsoever, shall be void and illegal".

The bill proposes to make the triple talaq practice a punishable offence and describes it against constitutional morality and gender equity.
Anyone who pronounces instant divorce "shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and a fine", the bill proposes.

Here are the live updates -

This law is for women's rights & justice & not regarding any prayer, ritual or religion: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha

BJD opposes triple talaq bill, the Biju Janata Dal said that the bill has fundamental flaws in it

This bill is flawed, there are many internal contradictions in the Bill :BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab in Lok Sabha

This bill violates fundamental rights & lacks legal coherence: Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha 

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha. The Shiv Sena extended its support to the govt on the bill.

# PM appeals for consensus on triple talaq bill

# Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM President has given a notice to oppose the introduction of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill) 2017 in Lok Sabha

# I don't think we can support it because they didn't made us understand how this criminality of Triple Talaq will benefit women. If someone is lodged in prison as a punishment for saying Triple Talaq, who will take care of his family: Salman Khurshid, Congress on #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/C6OgzzGH07

# PM appealed for unanimous passage of the Bill as it aims to give gender justice, protection & respect: Ananth Kumar after BJP Parliamentary meeting 

# Agra: We are really happy that the procedure started by Modi Ji & Yogi Ji for Muslim women is going to succeed. This day will be more significant in Muslim women's life than Eid or Bakrid: Faiza Khan, victim on #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/vbbY6WmHaM

# Lucknow: People like us who have been divorced & those who are threatened with divorce would be benefited from this law. If a law is formed for Triple Talaq just like there is a law for domestic violence, we will get some relief: Huma Khayanat, victim on #TripleTalaqBill

First Published : Thursday, December 28, 2017 08:34 AM


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