Amidst protests from a few political parties, including those close to the BJP, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed by voice vote the Bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence, with a jail term of up to three years.On Thursday, following a day-long and heated debate in the Lok Sabha, the Bill that criminalizes instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands was passed by a voice vote. The government called it a “historic day” and rejected the Opposition’s demand to refer the legislation to a Parliamentary standing committee for detailed consideration.The bill will now be sent to the Rajya Sabha for passage before it is forwarded to the President for signing it into law. Triple Talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha next week. Given the Congress’s stated support, the bill is likely to be passed by the Rajya Sabha, where the government lacks majority.
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