New Delhi: The Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with an objective to criminalise instant divorce among Muslims.
The Triple talaq bill has met strong opposition from other parties, including Congress, Left and BJD, and various Muslim organisations expressing reservations over the proposed jail term for violators.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, calling it a “historic day” amid opposition to its introduction by members of different parties, including RJD, AIMIM, BJD and All India Muslim League.
The law is about justice and respect for women and is notabout any religion or community, he said, adding that the practice of instant triple has continued despite the Supreme Court order terming it void.
Parliament has to decide whether the victims of triple talaq have fundamental rights or not, he said after some oppositionmembers claimed it violated the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution. “It is a historic day. We are making history today,” Prasad said.