Muslim women from Varanasi protest for early passage of Triple Talaq Bill

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 18, 2018, 09.30 AM(IST)

File photo of Muslim women protesting against Triple Talaq in Varanasi. Photograph:( ANI )

 After protest against Triple Talaq Bill was staged in Pune and Rajasthan by Muslim women, women from Varanasi staged a protest demanding the early passage of the Bill.

Protesting against the Triple Talaq, Muslim women demanded that the Triple Talaq Bill be passed at the earliest

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Earlier this month, the President of All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) had written to Prime Minister Modi seeking amendments in the Triple Talaq Bill.

Shaista Amber, president of the board said that though they supported the bill, they want an amendment in it. 

The members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board have already expressed their disapproval against the bill calling it defective and destructive for families and women. 

The Triple Talaq Bill was cleared in the Parliament in December 2017.

Under the proposed law, instant divorce will be a non-bailable offence with a punishment of three years jail for guilty husbands.

The proposed law would only be applicable to instant triple talaq or 'talaq-e-biddat' and it would give power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children.

The practice of triple talaq allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantly by saying 'talaq' three consecutive times (either directly, via social media or even a text
message).