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Draft law on triple talaq is associated with women’s honour, says law minister

The Union Cabinet on December 15 gave its nod to a draft law which seeks to make the practice of instant triple talaq illegal and void and provides for a jail term for violators.

india Updated: Dec 18, 2017 13:39 IST
Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (Maharashtra Unit) members during a press conference on triple talaq, in Mumbai.
Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (Maharashtra Unit) members during a press conference on triple talaq, in Mumbai. (PTI file)

Union law minister Ravishankar Prasad on Sunday said the draft law proposing to ban instant triple talaq is associated with the issue of women’s prestige, honour and justice.

The Union Cabinet on December 15 gave its nod to a draft law which seeks to make the practice of instant triple talaq “illegal and void” and provides for a jail term for violators.

“The draft law banning instant triple talaq with provision of three years imprisonment for violations is associated with the issue of women’s prestige, honour and justice. And the BJP is with those women who are the victims (of triple talaq practice),” Prasad said.

He was addressing a training camp of BJP state-level office bearers at Jamuhar village in Rohtas district.

The Union minister said the country was facing challenges both on internal and external fronts, especially with neighbouring countries like China and Pakistan.

Prasad said illegal immigration from neighbouring countries also poses dangers to nation’s political and economic stability.

On internal front, the country is facing problems like unemployment, illiteracy, malnutrition and poverty, he said.

Prasad exuded confidence that GDP growth rate would touch 8% next fiscal.

Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Rajya Sabha member Gopal Narayan Singh also addressed the training programme.