Lok Sabha on Thursday gave its nod to a bill which seeks to penalise the practice of instant triple talaq by a voice vote.
Several amendments moved by the Opposition were defeated.
The clause in the bill which criminalises the practice with a jail term of upto three years for the husband was passed by a division of 302 in favour and 78 against.
The Lok Sabha witnessed an intense debate over the triple talaq bill with the opposition charging the government of targeting one community with the proposed legislation and the government asserting the draft law is meant for gender justice.
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