Fresh triple talaq bill introduced in Lok Sabha, opposition members protest
The government on Friday introduced the fresh triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha amid vehement protests by opposition members who claimed that it was violative of the Constitution.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 became the first legislation to be tabled in Parliament by the Narendra Modi dispensation in its second term, with law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserting the legislation was a must for gender equality and justice.
…The aim deserves support but the method adopted is unwarranted. Supreme Court has already set aside the practice of triple talaq. Therefore, it has no legal sanctity. A bill to criminalise it is meaningless and can result in unforeseen complications. Instead, the practice must be fought in the social realm.…
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