Triple talaq bill passed by Indian parliament

The Indian parliament on Tuesday approved the billthat makes instant talaq a criminal offence, after the contentious legislation was passed by Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK walking out,reports BSS. Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill last week and with Rajya Sabha now approving it, the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men will be punishable by jail term of up to three years.The Upper House passed the bill by 99 votes in favour and 84 against it.