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President Ram Nath Kovind signs ordinance banning instant triple talaq

The government has said the measure was necessary as the practice of talaq-e-biddat was continuing unabated despite the Supreme Court last year striking it down

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday night signed the ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq, a senior functionary said.

The ordinance was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday morning.

The government has said the measure was necessary as the practice of talaq-e-biddat was continuing unabated despite the last year striking it down.
 

Under the ordinance, giving instant is illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.

Seeking to allay fears that the proposed law could be misused, the government has included certain safeguards in it such as adding a provision of bail for the accused before trial.

These amendments were cleared by the Cabinet on August 29.

First Published: Wed, September 19 2018. 23:05 IST
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