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Indian govt clears bill on instant 'triple talaq'

10:47 PM | 15 Dec, 2017
Indian govt clears bill on instant 'triple talaq'
NEW DELHI - On the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, the Indian government cleared a bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a crime and provides for a jail term.

Last month, the Union government had written to all the States for their comments as it plans to introduce the Bill in the current session of Parliament.

This proposed Muslim Woman Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill will adjudicate all cases of instant triple talaq across the country except Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the provisions of the draft bill, a husband who resorts to instant triple talaq can be jailed up to three years and be fined.

Instant triple talaq in any form — oral, written or electronic form — has been banned and made a cognisable offence.

Subsistence allowance: 

The bill also provides for a subsistence allowance of a harassed woman and her dependent children and the custodial rights of minor children.

In August last year, the Supreme Court passed a landmark judgement calling instant triple talaq illegal and unconstitutional. However, government sources say, data suggest that even after the judgement, there have been 67 cases of instant divorce. Before the judgement, there were 177 cases of instant divorces, with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar recording the maximum number of cases.

Post the Supreme Court verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up a group of ministers comprising Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The issue of ending instant divorce was part of the BJP's political campaign in the Uttar Pradesh elections and the party believes it paid dividends among the Muslim women who have been victims.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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