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Provision of bail added in triple talaq Bill after Cabinet nod

According to the new provisions of the Bill, instant divorce will continue to be void, attracting a jail term of three years.

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared amendments to the triple talaq Bill with the fresh version allowing a magistrate to give bail to the men found instantly divorcing their wives. According to the new provisions of the Bill which is pending in the Rajya Sabha, instant divorce will continue to be void, attracting a jail term of three years.

Amendments to the Bill

  • The magistrate would ensure bail is given after the husband agrees to grant compensation to the wife as provided in the Bill.
  • The police would lodge FIR only if approached by the victim (wife), her blood relations or people, who become her relatives by virtue of her marriage. Both parties have the liberty of withdrawing the case.
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