Guwahati, July 30, 2019
“July 30 will go down in history as a momentous day as #RajyaSabha clears #TripleTalaqBill making this archaic practice as criminal in eyes of law,” Himanta Tweeted.
Sarma also said, “Passage of #TripleTalaq Bill in Rajya Sabha shall pave way for the end of an age-old curse to our Muslim sisters.”
The bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha with 99 to 84 votes. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill will now go to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent.
The bill, once it gets the assent of the President and notified by the government, will replace the triple talaq ordinance promulgated in February 2019.
The bill has been a bone of contention between the Modi government and the opposition since 2017. It may be mentioned that the bill was first tabled in the Lok Sabha on December 2017.
The Supreme Court had declared the practice of instant triple talaq unconstitutional and a divorce pronounced by uttering talaq three times in one sitting void and illegal.