Fukrey Returns actor Ali Fazal slammed the triple talaq bill and called it a trap. The Lok Sabha passed a bill by voice vote that criminalises the practice of instant divorce with a three-year jail term.
Ali tweeted: "What a trap this triple talaq bill is. Wow... and nobody is consulted? I am not a lawmaker and even I follow the Beebak Collective and other groups. At least discuss. You send the husband into jail by criminalising it. You are back to square one. The family is again abandoned! Not civil."
While some of his followers criticised him for his statement, others showed their support. Ali Fazal's last flick Fukrey Returns garnered over Rs 100 crore worldwide.
On a related note, the legislation, which has to be cleared by the Rajya Sabha criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands. The law is applicable to the entire country except Jammu & Kashmir.There is a provision for a subsistence allowance from the husband for the livelihood and daily needs of the wife and the dependent children. The wife will also be entitled to the custody of minor children. The practice of instant divorce is not followed in major Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt.
(With IANS inputs)