Mumbai: Actor Ali Fazal on Sunday said the triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha is a trap.
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that criminalises the practice of instant divorce with a three-year jail term.
Ali tweeted: “What a trap this triple talaq bill is. Wow… and nobody is consulted? I am not a lawmaker and even I follow the Beebak Collective and other groups. At least discuss. You send the husband into jail by criminalising it. You are back to square one. The family is again abandoned! Not civil.”
The legislation, which has to be cleared by the Rajya Sabha, criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands.
There is a provision for a subsistence allowance from the husband for the livelihood and daily needs of the wife and the dependent children. The wife will also be entitled to the custody of minor children.
The practice of instant divorce is not followed in major Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt.
After his tweet, many Twitterati criticized him. Here are few comments.
bhai show some sense… u think the husband will dare to say triple talaq after this? nobody wud go to jail and family will be good… thodi samajhdaari dikhao and feel for the women too if you can for once!
— Shivram Iyer (@shivram27) January 1, 2018
lol..and the person who utters triple takaq did think more than abandoning his own family right Ali Fazal?
isn't it criminal to abandon your own family?
it's to prevent that very thing for which it's criminalised.. think logic..
— vikrant gupta (@vickedvickie) January 1, 2018
Y they should consult anyone if something is right ? They are elected representative ! This corrupt practise of triple talaq and nikah hallal must be stopped . Y not accept the reality ?
— JAYESH BOKADIA (@jayesh_bokadia) January 1, 2018
First of all..Post screen shot what u tweeted against Triple talaq..I guess u support Triple talaq that's why seems to be unhappy..Now a days every 1 is economist likewise…U also want to become lawmaker. Kudos to ur hypocrisy
— Dr Hrishikesh (@hrishi4444) January 1, 2018
Were you on coma when 498A passed – there are multiple laws biased against male – it created to prevent absurdness of the society we live in – none of the law passed with consultation of masses – now you're just sulking cause you're male chauvinist – get well soon
— Abhisek (@a_bhakat) January 1, 2018
You are misleading your own sister's.
— CapTain SpaRRow (@akshutyagi360) January 1, 2018
What a duffer, by his logic we should not arrest the terrorist as his family will be abandoned. Don't you know, #TrippleTalaq is already a criminal noffence after Supreme Court ruling. Use your limited brain for acting only.
— Ayush Kaushal (@Ayush_Kaushal) January 1, 2018
With inputs from IANS