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India steps closer to making instant Muslim divorce a punishable offense

NEW DELHI - India s cabinet has approved an executive order to make instant divorce among Muslims, a procedure called triple talaq , a punishable offense, a government minister said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to woo Muslim women voters. The Supreme Court outlawed the practice last year, but Modi s government wants to make it a non-bailable offense carrying a jail term of up to three years, following protests by Muslim women. Federal Law Minister Ravi Sha

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