Cabinet has approved amendment in the Triple Talaq Bill. Even though the offence continues to remain non-bailable but a magistrate can grant bail, as ANI reported.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, was introduced in the Lok Sabha, was taken up for consideration and passed in December 2018. The Lok Sabha passed a bill that makes instant divorce a criminal offence. The bill was passed after the House rejected a string of amendments moved by a number of opposition members. In spite of the reservations by opposition parties, the bill was cleared on the same day when it was tabled.
Worth mention her in a majority 3:2 judgment, the Supreme Court set aside instant talaq as a "manifestly arbitrary" practice means instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a punishable offence.
According to the Supreme Court a man who gives instance talaq on his wife will be punished with a jail term and a fine. This Bill also makes the declaration of talaq-e-biddat a non-bailable offence.
As per the report of The Hindu, Clause 4 of the Bill states, "Whoever pronounces talaq referred to in section 3 upon his wife shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and fine."