The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, a bill on which is pending in the Rajya Sabha.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gave the information to the media after the cabinet meeting.
The following approval by the Cabinet comes at the time when the triple talaq bill still awaits an approval by the upper house of the Parliament. With Cabinet giving a nod, triple talaq will soon become an offence in the country. As per reports, the ordinance was approved following a cabinet meeting that took place on September 19. Now, after the bill gets a nod from the President, the ordinance will be coming into the effect.
The ordinance would have similar provisions as The Muslim Women Protection of Rights in Marriage Act, popularly known as triple talaq bill, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December last year.