The triple talaq bill that is stuck in the upper house of the Parliament will be taken up in the next session.
The draft law will make triple talaq or instant divorce a criminal offence.
This was decided as the political parties in the Rajya Sabha failed to reach an agreement over the bill.
The move comes just a day after the cabinet signed off on changes to the triple talaq law, officially called Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017.
While the first change allows only a woman or a close relative to file a police case against her husband for instant triple talaq, the Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives immediately by uttering the word “talaq” (divorce) thrice.
The second amendment allows her to drop the case if the husband comes around later and they arrive at a compromise.
A third amendment mandates that the magistrate can decide on releasing the husband on bail only after hearing the wife.
But the government hasn’t toned down the three year jail penalty for the husband or the provision that only empowers a magistrate and not a local police officer to release the accused on bail.>