Union ministers discuss triple talaq legislation

NEW DELHI: A group of Union ministers today closeted for an hour to discuss about a legislation to put an end to instantaneous ‘triple talaq’, a Muslim way of divorce, which is said to be still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down.

The Centre is planning to bring the legislation in the winter session of Parliament, which is likely to begin from December 15.

Chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the meeting discussed various issues related to the proposed bill, which is expected to ensure that the instantaneous way of divorce will be a punishable offence, a Government official said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Attorney General K K Venugopal besides others attended the meeting.

No decision was taken in today’s meeting and further deliberations will take place in coming days, the official said. (AGENCIES)


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