After the Supreme Court banned the regressive practice of instant triple talaq for Muslims, 66 cases of triple talaqs have been reported from various parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.
This was stated by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply to a question raised in the Lok Sabha.
The Law Minister also informed that the Government has decided to bring in a legislation, namely, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, which would, inter alia, protect the rights of married Muslim women and children and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing triple talaq by their husbands.
As per the information, the Government is of the view that the issue arises from the humanitarian concept of gender justice, gender equality and dignity of women and not arising from faith and religion.
The Supreme Court on 22 August this year ruled the practice of triple talaq unconstitutional and struck it down by 3:2 majority.
Triple talaq is practiced by some in the Muslim community to instantly divorce their wives by saying talaq three times.
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