NEW DLHI: Two days after the Lok Sabha passed the triple talaq bill, minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi came out in support and assured all assistance to a woman who was reportedly given triple talaq over WhatsApp messaging service by her husband.

Citing a media report which said a Bengaluru woman has allegedly been given triple talaq after 15 years of marriage by her husband through WhatsApp text and audio, Gandhi said her ministry has taken up the case on priority and assured all assistance to the woman.

This is the first case of instant triple talaq where the ministry is intervening after the LS passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. “My ministry has taken up case of Triple Talaq on absolute priority. The first instance post the passing of the bill, criminalising the act of instant divorce in the Muslim community will be dealt with and we shall ensure that justice is done,” she said in a tweet.

Bill to be tabled in RS tomorrow:

The bill is set to be tabled in Rajya Sabha even as Congress said it will not allow the passage of the proposed law in its present form. Law minister R S Prasad will table the bill. The opposition’s position will be critical as the bill can’t sail through without their support. TNN

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