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Most Muslims favour ban on bad tradition of triple talaq:Naqvi

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Union Minority Affairs Abbas today said majority of Muslims were in the favour of banning the practice of triple talaq.

"Triple talaq is un-Islamic and is a bad tradition. We want the empowerment of women. It (banning 'talaq-e-biddat') is not a Hindu or Muslim issue. We cannot leave out Muslim women in empowerment programmes being undertaken by our government," the told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

In recently-concluded winter session of Parliament, passed a landmark bill making talaq-or instant triple talaq a "cognisable and non-bailable offence".

The bill recommends maximum three-year imprisonment for any Muslim man who gives instant divorce to his wife by uttering the word talaq three times in quick succession. The bill also provides for subsistence allowance to Muslim women and custody of minor children as may be determined by the

Though the bill was tabled in Rajya Sabha, it could not be passed as the was adjourned till budget session. Opposition members in had demanded that the bill be referred to a select committee.

said majority of Islamic communities and groups have welcomed the Centre's move to criminalise tribal talaq.

He said the Central wanted to offer an "economical option" of travel to Indian Muslims as Haj subsidy was getting reduced.

The said the of accepted the Indian government's request of allowing Haj pilgrims to take the sea route to reach

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 17:20 IST