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Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, IUML to move SC

A victim can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Triple Talaq, Triple Talaq
Illustration by Binay Sinha

The contentious bill that criminalises instant among Muslims, already passed by the Lok Sabha, is set to be introduced in the tomorrow. The bill, which makes instant illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband, was passed by the Lower House last week. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill is listed for introduction in the by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on January 2, according to the list of business of the Upper House. This bill gives power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children in the case of instant or A victim can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate. Under the law, instant in any form -- spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp -- would be illegal and void. Meanwhile, the (IUML) has claimed that various Muslim bodies in the country would move the Supreme Court if the bill is also passed by the The bill could get stalled in the where the government lacks a majority and it may be referred to a parliamentary committee for its review.

First Published: Mon, January 01 2018. 20:44 IST