The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017

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The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018
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Considered byParliament of India
Bill citationBill No. 247 of 2017
Introduced byRavi Shankar Prasad (Ministry of Law and Justice)
Status: Halted

The BJP Government formulated the bill after 100 cases of instant triple talaq in India since the Supreme Court judgement in August 2017.[1] On 28 December 2017, Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017.[2] The bill makes instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) in any form — spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and instant messengers illegal and void, with up to three years in jail for the husband.[3] MPs from CPI(M), RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and IUML opposed the Bill, calling it arbitrary in nature and a faulty proposal, while Congress supported the Bill tabled in Lok Sabha by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.[4][5] 19 amendments were moved in Lok Sabha but all were rejected.

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  1. ^ "'100 cases of instant triple talaq in the country since the SC judgement'".
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill".
  3. ^ "Triple Talaq Bill Passed In Lok Sabha". Republic TV. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Congress' backing of triple talaq bill indicates it's gradually withdrawing from Muslim appeasement politics".
  5. ^ "Congress backs triple talaq bill, Khurshid strikes discordant note".