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Cabinet clears triple talaq bill, extends President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir for 6 months

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PTI New Delhi Jun 12, 2019, 07.53 PM (IST)

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a fresh bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

The bill will replace an ordinance issued in February by the previous BJP-led NDA government.

The fresh will be introduced in the budget session of Parliament, beginning Monday, Javadekar said. 

President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended for six more months beginning June 20 and the Union Cabinet Wednesday gave its nod in this effect, Javedkar said.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the extension of the central rule which has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018.

"Yes, it has been decided," Javadekar told reporters when asked whether the Cabinet gave its nod to extend President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

After the Union Cabinet's nod, President Ram Nath Kovind will sign the proclamation for the imposition of President's rule in the state and it will come into effect on June 20, a home ministry official said.