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BJD opposes Triple Talq Bill in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) opposed the Triple Talaq Bill which was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. BJD's Parliamentary Party leader in the Lok Sabha Bhartuhari Mahtab opposed it saying the Bill was flawed.

'This Bill is flawed, there are many internal contradictions in the Bill,' said Mahtab.

However, the Union Government today tabled the Bill in parliament seeking to make instant "Triple Talaq" a criminal offence.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who introduced the Bill in Lok Sabha, called it a 'historic day' amid opposition to its introduction by members of different parties, including BJD, AIMIM and All India Muslim League.

Upon its introduction various MPs made brief comments on the Bill. The Bill proposes a three-year jail term and a fine for any Muslim man who indulges in the practice of instant 'Triple Talaq and also makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat in any form - spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp - "illegal and void".

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