Triple Talaq bill; demand made to retain criminalization provision
With triple talaq bill expected to be taken up once again in the upcoming budget session, a section of Muslim women have demanded that the government retain the criminalization provision in the triple talaq Bill.
The women urged for the offence to be made a bailable, compoundable offence which becomes cognizable only at the instance of the wife.
Ahead of the budget session itself, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) has sent letters communicating their demands as well as their draft of the law.
The letters along with the draft have been sent to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, ministries of Law, Minority Affairs, Women and Child Development and Law Commission.
It need be mentioned that the latest campaign is being led by Zakia Soman and Noorjehan Safia Niaz.
While the proposed legislation does make the offence a cognisable one, BMMA has suggested that it should be made so only at the instance of the wife to prevent any misuse. >