A New bill to ban Triple Talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, which has been listed in the Lok Sabha’s agenda for Friday, will replace an ordinance issued in February by the previous BJP-led NDA government. 

On Thursday during the first session of 17th Lok Sabha President Kovind shared the plan for the next five years as he touched upon issues such as National Register of Citizens, triple talaq, surgical strikes, and One Nation, One Election in the joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday.

What is Triple Talaq Bill

The bill provides a three-year jail term for any Muslim man who divorces his wife instantly by uttering “talaq” thrice, was passed by the Lok Sabha in December last year.

“Triple Talaq” bill got stalled in the upper house of parliament and lapsed, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the previous bill had lapsed as it was pending in the Rajya Sabha

In the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, the new government plans to convert 10 ordinances, including the one to ban triple talaq, into law

These Ordinances will have to be converted into laws within 45 days of the beginning of the session, else they will lapse.