Union Cabinet approves ordinance, triple talaq now a crime

Published on 19 Sep 2018, 8:17
According to law ministry sources, the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence. This is a move which comes after the government had failed to pass it through both houses of Parliament. It is being viewed as a big win for the rights of Muslim women. Relevantly, the triple talaq bill aims to ‘set aside’ the centuries-old practice of instant divorce by Muslim men.

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