People hail passage of Triple Talaq Bill, this is how twitterati reacted

Representational pic- Lok Sabha passes bill making instant

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill will ensure gender equality and protect the dignity of Muslim women, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. "But there were certain reservations, wanted certain amendments, that is why we insisted it should be referred to the Standing Committee but they were in a hurry to pass the bill", Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI.

After the Bill making triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband has taken another step with the Lok Sabha passing it, Muslim women in Moradabad celebrated the decision by hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Bill will now be sent to the upper house Rajya Sabha.

A few other opposition parties like the Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM and Biju Janata Dal have called the legislation an "injustice to Muslim women".

"In view of the different opinions recorded, by a majority of 3:2 the practice of talaq-e-biddat - triple talaq - is set aside", the bench comprising Justices Khehar, Kurian Joseph, Rohinton F Nariman, UU Lalit and Abdul Nazeer had said.

Prasad, earlier in the day, exhorted the Lok Sabha to not link Triple Talaq bill with religion, politics or vote bank.

The practice of Triple Talaq is very common in Muslims where a husband can give instant divorce to his wife by saying "talaq" (divorce) three times in any form - spoken, written or electronic.

Sometimes the men also divorce their wives by stating talaq over phone or mere by texting on WhatsApp. It would be a non-bailable offence.

The Supreme Court in August had pronounced a historic judgement and said that "triple talaq" is unconstitutional and violates fundamental rights of Muslim women.

She can seek subsistence allowance for herself and dependent children, as well as custody of minor children. The government had chose to introduce legislation to end the practice of instant triple talaq after the Supreme Court struck down the practice.

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