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Rajya Sabha passes Triple Talaq bill, awaits Presidential assent to become a law

After hours of deliberation, the Rajya Sabha today passed the triple talaq- Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. The bill makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence and provides for a jail term to a Muslim man for the crime. It was cleared by the House with 99 votes in favour and 84 opposing it. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 that prohibits divorce by pronouncing talaq thrice in one go was passed with 303 votes in favour and 82 against in the lower house. 

Read More at The Economic Times News date : 31 Jul 2019, Wednesday

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