Provision of bail added in triple talaq bill
The Union Cabinet today approved inclusion of a provision of granting bail to men found guilty of giving instant triple talaq to their wives, sources in the government said.
Provision of bail was one of the demands of the opposition parties.
Under the amendments cleared today, the magistrate will have powers to grant bail, the sources said.
The proposed law would only be applicable on instant triple talaq or 'talaq-e-biddat' and it would give power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children.
A woman can also seek the custody of her minor children
from the magistrate who will take a final call on the issue.
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