Cabinet approved amendments in instant triple talaq bill, seeks approval from Rajya Sabha

The Union Cabinet on August 9, 2018 approved a few amendments in the instant triple talaq bill, making it permissible for a magistrate to give bail for the offence. The amended triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on August 10, 2018 for its approval. The draft bill, officially called Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, was passed by the LoK Sabha in December 2017. The bill makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence. The bill was prepared by an inter-ministerial group headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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