Published On: Wed, Jun 12th, 2019

Cabinet approves Triple Talaq bill

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The Union Cabinet approved Wednesday the popular Triple Talaq bill, called Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. It will be introduced in the upcoming session and if passed to replace the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019.

In a released statement the Centre said one of the promises of Prime Minister Modi’s “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” has been fulfilled and the bill is to ensure justice to Muslim women.

The bill was first introduced in Parliament last year and declares triple talaq practice as illegal and husbands may face jail term of three years.

As the bill is to protect rights of married Muslim women, it provides subsistence allowance payment to wives and dependent children.

The government is to introduce a faculty recruitment bill too to facilitate 10 percent reservations for economically weaker sections (EWS) in central educational institutions.

Cabinet approves Triple Talaq bill

The Cabinet approved Wednesday the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019, and this is to facilitate direct recruitment of more than 7,000 teachers to existing vacancies.

It will be replacing the ordinance that was approved in March this year, during the last NDA government restoring 200-point roster system considering college or university as one unit in terms of faculty reservations

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