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Added on : 2019-08-01 15:20:56

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, August 1 gave his assent to the Triple Talaq bill, which makes giving instant oral triple talaq a criminal offense with provisions of a jail term of up to three years.

The Bill cleared the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday when the government managed 99 votes in favour of the Bill against 84 Opposition votes.

Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill last week. With the president now approving it, the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men will be punishable by a jail term of up to three years.


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