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Provision of bail added in triple talaq bill

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today approved inclusion of a provision of granting to men found guilty of giving instant triple talaq to their wives, sources in the government said.

Giving instant triple talaq will continue to be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.

The 'Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill' was cleared by Lok Sabha and is pending in Rajya Sabha where the government lacks numbers.

Provision of was one of the demands of the opposition parties.

Under the amendments cleared today, the will have powers to grant bail, the sources said.

The proposed would only be applicable on instant triple talaq or 'talaq-e-biddat' and it would give power to the victim to approach a seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children.

A woman can also seek the custody of her minor children from the who will take a final call on the issue.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:35 IST