Govt mulls ordinance on triple talaq
Having failed to muster enough support in the Rajya Sabha to pass legislation banning instant “talaq-e-biddat (triple talaq)”, the government is likely to take the ordinance route to criminalise it.
The bill proposes to make triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence and provides for three-year imprisonment along with a fine. At least half a dozen BJP states have backed the bill. Tamil Nadu was the only non-BJP state to send its response to the Centre but it demanded that the criminal provisions in the bill be dropped. The legislation is applicable only to instant triple talaq and not on talaq.