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India’s Cabinet Approves Ordinance to Make Triple Talaq as Punishable Offense

India’s Cabinet Approves Ordinance to Make Triple Talaq as Punishable Offense (Photo Credit: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s union cabinet has approved an ordinance to make the practice of instant divorce- ‘triple talaq’ a penal offense, said Indian law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday (19). The minister added that his government was forced to take the new move as ‘triple talaq’ annulled by India’s top court is being practiced unabated in the country. ‘Triple Talaq’ is an instant divorce procedure being practiced in the Muslim community. The term, Talaq is an Arabic term which means divorce. Speaking on the ordinance cleared, the law minister added that a woman or her blood relative will have to register a complaint before…

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