The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning “triple talaq” (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday.
For this, the government plans to set up a group of ministers to work out the modalities of the legislation and its various implications.
The Supreme Court had banned the practice of triple talaq in August.
However, in the absence of any penal provisions against men who still divorce their wives through instant talaq, and with a section of Muslim clerics still holding it valid, the women have little protection against the practice.
“The government wants to implement this on ground and hence there is a need to bring the legislation,” a senior government functionary said.