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Govt rejects Oppn claim that triple talaq Bill penalises Muslim community

Under the proposed law, giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband

Triple Talaq, Triple Talaq SC
Illustration by Binay Sinha

The government on Thursday rejected Opposition's claim that the Bill to penalise the practice of instant triple talaq by Muslim men was aimed at targeting any commuinity.   Replying to a debate on the triple talaq Bill in Lok Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that the Opposition was not supporting the Bill due to "vote bank politics". He said that sufficient safeguards such as provision of bail have been added to ensure that the draft law is not misused. The fresh Bill to make the practice of triple talaq among Muslims a penal offence ...