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BJP issues whip on Triple Talaq legislation

Anyone who pronounces instant divorce "shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and a fine", the bill proposes.

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New Delhi: The BJP is believed to have issued a three-line whip to its MPs asking them to be present in the Lok Sabha on Thursday when the government plans to introduce the bill that criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will introduce the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights and Marriage) Bill that seeks to protect the rights of married Muslim women and prohibits “any pronouncement (of divorce) by a person upon his wife by words, either spoken or written or in electronic form, or in any other manner”.

In a bid to ensure that the introduction is smooth, the BJP is understood to have issued the whip so that any stiff opposition from members on the other side at the introduction stage could be thwarted.

Triple Talaq is said to be against the Constitutional laws
Triple Talaq is said to be against the Constitutional laws

The bill proposes to make the triple talaq practice a punishable offence and describes it against “constitutional morality” and “gender equity”.

Anyone who pronounces instant divorce “shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and a fine”, the bill proposes.

Clerics and several Muslim organisations, cutting across sects and schools of jurisprudence, have opposed the bill, terming the government’s stand as “uncalled for interference” in the personal laws of the community.

Earlier, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar asked all opposition parties to help pass the bill in Parliament. IANS

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Arjun Rampal And Wife Meher End Relationship After 20 Years Of Marriage

We have always been solid when it has come to us, we will continue to be solid for each other and our loved ones, as we embark upon a new journey.

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There was speculation about the status of their relationship for long. And the couple set the record straight by announcing their decision to part ways through a joint statement released on Monday.
Arjun and Mehr got married in 1998 and have two daughters -- Mahikaa and Myra. They might have separated, but will always "be there for one another".Wikimedia

There was speculation about the status of their relationship for long. And the couple set the record straight by announcing their decision to part ways through a joint statement released on Monday.

The statement read: “After a 20 year long beautiful journey filled with love and beautiful memories, we would like to share, that all journeys have different paths and we feel that it is time for us to move on to different destinations hence forth.

“We have always been solid when it has come to us, we will continue to be solid for each other and our loved ones, as we embark upon a new journey.”

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Relationships can end but love lives on. Wikimedia

They added: “Both of us being extremely private people feel strange to be making this statement, but such are the circumstances of our lives. Where the truth can get distorted and lost.”

Arjun and Mehr got married in 1998 and have two daughters — Mahikaa and Myra. They might have separated, but will always “be there for one another”.

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“We are a family, our love for each other is forever intact and we shall always be there for one another and most importantly for our children Mahikaa and Myra. We would therefore appreciate our privacy through this time. Thank all for their support. Relationships can end but love lives on.

“We won’t be commenting on this any further.” (IANS)

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