Muslim women across the country will get a better deal when the draft of Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill is passed. The draft was sent to state governments for their views and have been asked to respond immediately. The draft was prepared by Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with other ministers viz Sushma Swaraj, the external affairs minister, Arun Jaitley, finance minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, law minister and his junior P.P.Chaudhary.
The proposed law holds that giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and attract a jail term of three years for the husband. Under the draft law, triple talaq in any form- spoken, written or by email, SMS or WhatsApp would be illegal and void. The offence would be a non bailable cognizable one.