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Triple talaq ordinance historic, says BJP chief Amit Shah

The Union Cabinet approved Wednesday an ordinance to ban the practice of instant triple talaq, with Law Minister saying there was a "compelling necessity" to bring the measure as instances of 'talaq-e-biddat' continued unabated despite the SC striking it down.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 19, 2018 16:52 IST ]

BJP chief Amit Shah- File photo

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday welcomed the triple talaq ordinance that made the practice of triple talaq a punishable offence.

Terming the ordinance historic, the BJP chief said that it is also a matter of introspection and guilt for those political parties which forced Muslim women to suffer from it due to their vote bank politics.

In a series of tweets, Amit Shah hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Cabinet's nod to the ordinance and pointed out that the decision will allow Muslim women to live with dignity in society.

Targeting opposition parties such as the Congress, he said, "This ordinance is also a matter of guilt and introspection for them as they forced Muslims women to suffer from this bad practice for decades due to their vote bank politics."

The Union Cabinet approved Wednesday an ordinance to ban the practice of instant triple talaq, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saying there was a "compelling necessity" to bring the measure as instances of 'talaq-e-biddat' continued unabated despite the Supreme Court striking it down.

Under the proposed ordinance, giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.

(With PTI inputs)

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