Economy President signs ordinance to make instant triple talaq penal offence Updated : September 20, 2018 08:06 AM IST The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the ordinance to ban instant triple talaq and make it a punishable offence. According to the ordinance, giving instant triple talaq has been made illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. Seeking to allay fears that the law could be misused, the government has included certain safeguards in it such as adding a provision of bail for the accused before trial. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.