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

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

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

"The bill is against women in the sense that courts talk of maintenance for women and the children by the husband after the divorce but this is in contradiction of the three-year jail term proposed in the bill".

Several Indian opposition parties refused to support the bill, with many abstaining from Thursday's vote.

While moving the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said about 100 triple talaq cases had taken place since the Supreme Court struck it down in August this year. The Bill was tabled in the Parliament amidst the presence of opposition, including Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) Bhatruhari Mahtab and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) member Asaduddin Owaisi.

The bill is aimed at bringing reform in the medical education sector which has been under scrutiny for corruption and unethical practices, government sources have said.

Nadda, however, said that the Bill has been prepared based on the suggestions of a Parliamentary Committee, after which it was introduced.

India is moving to outlaw the practice of "triple talaq", which allows men to divorce their wives by saying "talaq" three times.

Mr Owaisi said while the bill talks only about Muslim women being abandoned, the government should also worry about almost 20 lakh women of various religions who are abandoned by their husbands, "including our bhabhi from Gujarat".

Sometimes the men also divorce their wives by stating talaq over phone or mere by texting on WhatsApp. The government had made a decision to introduce legislation to end the practice of instant triple talaq after the Supreme Court struck down the practice.

Senior Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid had earlier said that the BJP-led government at the Centre failed to make the Congress understand as to how criminalising Triple Talaq will benefit the women.