Triple Talaq Bill Three days after the passage of the Lok Sabha, the revised bill, which would make the triple Talaq a punishable offense, was to be presented today in the Rajya Sabha for a debate, but now it will be taken till January 2. The Upper House was adjourned several times during the house ruckus.
- Triple Talaq bills have been passed from the Lok Sabha and now everyone’s eyes are fixed on the Rajya Sabha. Prior to voting on this bill in Lok Sabha, Congress and AIADMK had boycotted. But due to the adequate number of MPs in the power front, there was no problem in passing the bill. Congress had demanded to send this bill to the Select Committee during the debate in the Lok Sabha. But the government had made it clear that he respects the amendments, but this bill will not be sent to the Select Committee.
- Triple Talaq customs in Muslim society gives Husbands (शौहर ) the right to divorce a wife by saying Talaq her three times. There have been many such cases, in which not only in India but also people living outside of the country, have also ended their marriage with the wife by talking about divorce on the phone or through the WhatsApp app. Five women, who had three divorces, approached the Supreme Court in 2016.
A 5-member Special Bench was formed for the hearing of the three divorce cases. In the year 2016, the apex court sought the opinion of all the parties including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). The Center opposed three divorces in the apex court on the basis of gender equality and secularism, the AIMPLB said it as a matter of faith.
- The Supreme Court announced the formation of a 5-member bench for hearing on three divorces in February 2017. In May of the same year, the top court remarked sharply, saying that it is the “worst” and “unwanted” way to end the marriage. If the AIMPLB told it the question of faith lasted for the last 1,400 years, then the Center talked of creating a new law for marriage and divorce in Muslim society after the three divorces were declared invalid.
- In August 2017, the Supreme Court declaring the historic ruling, three divorces, against unconstitutional and fundamental principles of the Koran. The bench of 5 judges gave this decision by 3 votes compared to 2. The Court called it a violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution which gives equal rights to all citizens. The top court asked the government to make a law in this regard.
- After the Supreme Court’s decision, the Central Government brought the Muslim Women’s Marriage Rights Protection Bill, which was passed in December 2017 from the Lok Sabha but was stuck in the Rajya Sabha. Later in September 2018, the government brought the ordinance to prohibit three divorces, whereby Triple Talaq declared a crime and provision for imposing a jail and fine for three years was imposed for Shohar.