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Bill On ‘Triple Talaq’ Cleared by Rajya Sabha with 99 votes in favour

In a big win Rajya Sabha has passed ‘The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019’ that seeks to criminalize the utterance of instantaneous Triple Talaq.

A total of 99 MPs voted in favour of the Bill and 84 were against it.

PM Narendra Modi, after the bill was passed in Rajya Sabha, tweeted that it was a victory of gender justice.

“An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history! Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society. India rejoices today!” PM Modi tweeted.