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Despite SC order, triple talaq practice continued, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

PTI
Published Jul 25, 2019, 6:46 pm IST
Updated Jul 25, 2019, 6:46 pm IST
The opposition said that present laws are sufficient.
Replying to the debate on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, the law minister questioned the opposition to up to three year jail term for the husband who gives instant triple talaq. (Photo: File)
 Replying to the debate on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, the law minister questioned the opposition to up to three year jail term for the husband who gives instant triple talaq. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday defended the bill to ban instant triple talaq, saying despite the Supreme Court striking down the practice as illegal and unconstitutional, several hundred cases have been
reported.

Replying to the debate on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, he questioned the opposition to up to three year jail term for the husband who gives instant triple talaq.

 

"When Hindus and Muslims are jailed under dowry law or Domestic Violence Act, no one objects. What is the objection in penalising the practice," he said.

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury opposed the penal provision ahead of the voting on the bill, saying the Supreme Court never asked the government to introduce penal provisions. "Present laws are sufficient," he
said.

The Trinamool Congress walked out of the proceecings ahead of voting, saying it was opposed to the draft law.

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