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Indian cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence

Indian cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence”

The cabinet approval for enacting the law by an executive order comes almost 10 months after the NDA government first moved a bill in Parliament. If the government fails to do this, the ordinance has to be re-promulgated.

After the Supreme Court verdict, PM Modi's government introduced a bill criminalizing the practice and it was approved in December by the lower house of Parliament, where his party commands a majority.

"There was an overpowering urgency and a compelling necessity to bring the ordinance as the practice continued unabated despite the Supreme Court order previous year", Mr Prasad told in a press conference after the Cabinet meeting. "In a secular country like India. gender justice was given the complete go-by", he said, according to Reuters.

The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in 2017.

He said the government tried to take the Congress along.

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The ordinance allows for the couple to reach a settlement if the wife wishes, Prasad said, but how much jail time it prescribed was not immediately clear.

Ishrat Jahan, a petitioner in the triple talaq case, welcomed the decision as a big step towards "empowering Muslim women" and said Muslim men and religious leaders should now mend "their ways or be ready to face the music".

"The instance of triple talaq has continued unabated", Prasad told a news briefing, adding that the government had recorded 201 such divorces after the Supreme Court struck down the law.

Prasad appealed to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to support the efforts for giving justice to women by rising above the considerations of "vote bank politics". The magistrate is given the power to grant bail with certain terms and conditions.

In view of the growing Opposition to the proposed legislation, the Centre had even sought the opinion of all state governments on the subject, and, a lot of them had supported it.

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He said the offence will become cognizable (with provision of three years imprisonment) if the FIR is filed by the woman or by her blood relations. Others, like neighbours, can not lodge an FIR to prevent misuse of the proposed law.

The offence of instant triple talaq has also been "compoundable" or a provision that allows the wife to withdraw a complaint or approach the magistrate for a dispute settlement. "There are issues related to maintenance of women and children after her husband goes to jail, no one is talking about them", she said.

Between January 2018 to August. the Parliament sessions were a washout because of which the Bill was not tabled in Parliament. Several Opposition lawmakers argued that it must be sent to a Select Committee for close scrutiny. "Our issue is with the criminalisation aspect".

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said a law was needed as triple talaq persisted despite the Supreme Court's ban previous year.

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