India outlaws triple talaq and makes it punishable by three years in jail

India’s parliament passed on Tuesday a law against the controversial Muslim practice of “instant divorce”, making it a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist government pushed through the bill despite stiff resistance from several opposition parties and a previous failed attempt to move the bill in the upper house.“An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history,” Modi tweeted after the…