In a historic but politically contentious move, the Modi government used its big majority in the Lok Sabhato pass a bill criminalising triple talaq among Muslims even as sections of the opposition demanded changes in the proposed law and a small minority rejected the legislation.
Why there is opposition against the bill?
Opposition’s contention is that marriage is a civil matter and it should be dealt under civil laws rather than bringing it under criminal law.
However there are laws like Dowry Prohibition act,child marriage laws and laws related to adultery.All these laws are related to marriage and in some way or other they invites criminal action.
How will decide about the maintenance to the muslim wife?
As far as maintenance is concerned, it will be at the discretion of the magistrate.
An accused will not get bail from the police station but can seek bail in a magistrate’s court.
Bill has a provision of three year imprisionment.
What are the claims of the opposition parties?
Congress and other parties expressed reservations about the “criminal” clause in the legislation which they dubbed as too abrupt for a customary practice which was legal till recently.