Triple Talaq: President Re-promulgates Triple Talaq Ordinance 2019

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President Re-promulgates Triple Talaq Ordinance

President of India has re-promulgated the “Muslim Women(Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, commonly known as Triple Talaq Ordinance. 

The ordinance making Triple Talaq a criminal offence was first promulgated on September 20, 2018. 

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The ordinance move comes after the Triple Talaq bill(‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill) not passed again in the Rajya Sabha in the last session, though the Lok Sabha had cleared it on December 27, 2018.

While the ordinance makes it a “non-bailable” offence, an accused can approach a magistrate even before trial to seek bail.

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In a non-bailable offence, bail cannot be granted by police at the police station itself.