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Triple talaq bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

Triple talaq bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

NEW DELHI: The contentious bill that criminalises instant triple talaq among Muslims, already passed by the Lok Sabha, is set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

The bill, which makes instant triple 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 Rajya Sabha 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 triple talaq or talaq-e- biddat. (AGENCIES)

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