Triple Talaq offence cognizable after FIR filed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in the ordinance on Triple Talaq, an offence will be cognizable, when the FIR is filed by the victim or her close relatives by blood or marriage. Briefing the media on the issue, Prasad said, “The core component of this ordinance is that an offence will be cognizable only when the FIR will be filed by the victim or her close relatives by blood or marriage. Secondly, it's compoundable; it can be compromised only at the insistence of the wife upon appropriate terms and conditions as determined by the magistrate. Thirdly, a bail can be granted by the magistrate upon reasonable grounds but only after hearing the victim wife also. As for other provisions are concerned, the mother/victim wife must get the custody of the minor child and the mother is entitled to a maintenance suitably determined by the magistrate for herself and the child.” The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance or an Executive Order on Triple Talaq bill, making it a criminal act, sources confirmed.

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