Triple talaq bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today

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The party might press for amendments in the bill, including a clause for maintenance to the Muslim women and making it mandatory for the man to prove that triple talaq had not been invoked, the sources said.

According to the proposed law, giving instant talaq would attract the jail term of three years and a fine.

Meanwhile, opposition parties including Congress met on Tuesday to discuss the strategy to be adopted on the Bill when it is taken up in the Upper House.

The bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, had witnessed protests by opposition parties like Congress, Left, AIADMK and DMK, on various grounds. Though a few of the leaders belonging to the opposition parties voted in favour of the bill they also gave a few warning. Minority welfare minister Tanveer Sait said the bill could be challenged legally.

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Under the law, instant triple talaq in any form -spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp - would be illegal and void.

Ahead of the introduction of the bill in the Rajya Sabha today, the opposition parties are slated to meet today morning to decide the course of action on the bill.

He added, "Last week, the government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill, 2017, in the Lok Sabha".

The proposed law, which stipulates up to three years of jail and a penalty for violators, was passed amidst concern from Opposition members that it was criminalising what was essentially a civil procedure, and that it could be misused. "If we put our heads together in good faith, I am certain we can find a way to stop the practice of instant triple talaq, protect women's rights and mitigate risks of abuse from this piece of legislation".

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