The Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 27 last year with 245 votes in favour and 11 against the Bill. The opposition parties want the Bill to be sent to the Select Committee of Parliament for further vetting, a demand rejected by the Centre.
However, an ordinance was re-promulgated in January this year as the revised Bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha where the government lacks majority.
The Bill criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq with a provision of three years imprisonment to the erring husband.
The issue of triple talaq was taken up in the Parliament in August last year after a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering talaq three times in quick succession.
In a landmark 3-2 verdict, the apex court found the practice un-Islamic and arbitrary, and disagreed that triple talaq was an integral part of religious practice.