Cabinet passes Ordinance on instant triple talaq

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to an ordinance on triple talaq even though the a bill on the issue is pending in the Rajya Sabha.The ordinance was okayed at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. It will now be sent to the President for his assent. Once it gets the President’s approval, the ordinance will come into effect.

In August 2017, the Supreme Court in a landmark verdict had held that the practice of triple talaq violates the Constitutional rights of Muslim women.

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