Historic triple talaq bill passed in the Lok Sabha; who said what

28 December 2017, 10:20 PM
Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan at her advocate Nazia Ilahi (Source: IANS)
Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan at her advocate Nazia Ilahi (Source: IANS)

The Historic triple talaq (instant divorce) bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha (lower house of the parliament) on Thursday after rejecting a string of amendments by the opposition.   

MPs from the RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and All India Muslim League opposed the bill, calling it arbitrary in nature and a faulty proposal.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill would only be applicable on instant triple talaq or 'talaq-e- biddat'. It gives power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children. A victim can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate.

Under the law, instant triple talaq in any form spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp would be illegal and void.

Let us take a look which politician from across the spectrum have spoken out about the raging issue. 


"TripleTalaqBill is a historic step towards ensuring dignity for Muslim women. I thank all fellow Parliamentarians who have supported this bill, which will bring a new era of hope and respect in the lives of Muslim women," says BJP President Amit Shah.


(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:14 PM
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