The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, a bill on which is pending in the Rajya Sabha.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed media after the cabinet meeting.
Triple talaq or instant divorce shall be considered punishable offense after government cleared an ordinance.
The proposed law could not be passed in parliament in August due to opposition parties were against it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Independence Day that he would ensure that Muslim women do not suffer due to triple talaq.