New Delhi: The BJP-led government at the Centre has proposed to introduce a legislation in the Winter Session of Parliament to end triple talaq, a divorce practice prevalent among Muslims.
Government functionaries, who did not wish to be named, said that the Centre was considering bringing a suitable legislation or amending existing penal provisions, which would make instantaneous triple talaq an offence.
As the law stands today, a victim of 'talaq-e-biddat' would have no option but to approach the police for redressal of her grievance as a Muslim clergy would be of no assistance to her.
Even police are helpless as no action can be taken against the husband in the absence of punitive provisions in the law, they explained.
The ministerial committee has been constituted to frame a law, and the government plans to bring this legislation in the Winter Session of Parliament, the functionaries said.
In August, the Supreme Court struck down the controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce or 'talaq-e-biddat' as arbitrary and unconstitutional.
The Winter Session of Parliament, which usually begins in November, has been delayed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top ministers are campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly elections. However, Government is said to be considering a truncated Winter Session of around 10 days starting from the second week of December.
Triple talaq is the practice that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice.
(With inputs from PTI)...