Bill Criminalising Instant Triple Talaq Cleared By Cabinet: Strong Reactions Pour On Twitter

The Union Cabinet clears a bill that proposes to make the "triple talaq" a criminal offence. After the Bill got cleared by the cabinet, strong reactions poured on social networking site Twitter.

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Bill Criminalising Instant Triple Talaq Cleared By Cabinet: Strong Reactions Pour On Twitter

Triple Talaq bill cleared by the cabinet today.

New Delhi:  The Union Cabinet clears a bill that proposes to make the "triple talaq" a criminal offence. The government hopes to get parliament nod for it during the short winter session that began today.  In August, the Supreme Court said in a landmark ruling that the practice of Muslim men uttering "talaq" three times for an instant divorce is unconstitutional. After the Bill got cleared by the cabinet, strong reactions poured on social networking site Twitter. While some hailed the verdict, some are hoping that it would pave way for a uniform civil code in the country.

Here are some top reactions on Triple Talaq from Twitter:

Some hail the verdict:

"My aunt was also a victim of #TripleTalaq So, I welcome the decision, to make it an offence. This will give justice to all my sisters who were being tortured in the name of my holy religion.," noted a Twitter user.

Twitter users also poured gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet:

"Proud of you sir #narendramodi," said one and "Muslim women will be indebted to Modi ji for giving them relief," tweeted another.

But not everyone's pleased:

A twitter user commented,"#TripleTalaq is being made a criminal offense. This is ridiculous and shows complete insensitivity of BJP to Muslims."

"There is unemployment, poverty, rape and bad economy etc. However, most critical concern of Indian government and people is #TripleTalaq," tweeted another user.

Many are hoping it would be a beginning for a uniform civil code:

"Cabinet clears bill that makes instant #TripleTalaq a criminal offence. For the first time since Independence, it actually seems we are moving towards a Uniform Civil Code. #UCC #OneNationOneLaw," tweeted a user. "Good Move! Modi Govt's Cabinet clears the bill that makes #TripleTalaq an offence and punishment of imprisonment up to 3 years. For the first time since Independence, it actually seems we are moving towards a Uniform Civil Code," a Twitter user said.

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