Triple Talaq: Union cabinet clears bill making Islamic practice a criminal offense
The Union cabinet on Friday cleared triple talaq bill which makes the Islamic practice a criminal offence. The controversial Islamic practice allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating "talaq" (divorce) three times. The Supreme Court had on August 22 has struck down triple talaq, calling the Islamic practic unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, which provides for equality before the law. But there have been reports of a number of divorces by way of 'talaq-e-biddat' even after the judgement. Despite advisories being issued to the members of the community against the archaic practice, there seemed to be no decline in the cases of divorce by 'talaq-e-biddat'.