Amid Triple Talaq Bill debate, Upper House adjourned till Jan 2

Today, the proceedings of Upper House were interrupted several times as opposition accused the central government of rushing through with the bill.

Ahead of Triple Talaq Bill debate, Upper House adjourned till 1400 hours 

Ahead of Triple Talaq Bill debate, Upper House adjourned till 1400 hours 

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till Wednesday, on Monday amid heated debate over the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, also known as Triple Talaq Bill by Political parties.

Today, the proceedings of Upper House were interrupted several times as opposition accused the central government of rushing through with the bill, whereas, the Center accused Congress of being against gender justice.

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Due to this, the whole opposition decided to corner the Center over the Triple Talaq Bill in the Upper House, whereas, Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), TRS and AIADMK are planning to stage a walkout over the central government for not accepting their demands to refer it to a joint select committee of the Parliament.

However, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till January 2, 2019 before Triple Talaq Bill was set to come up in the Upper House.

It is to be mentioned that the Rajya Sabha on Monday was adjourned two times first time due to protests of ‘All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’ (AIADMK) MPs against the Cauvery-Mekedatu dam issue i.e. before the bill was set and second time for 15mins during the debate on Triple Talaq Bill.

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The Triple Talaq Bill got green signal in the Lok Sabha on December 27. The bill holds instant Triple Talaq or Talaq-e-Bidat as a criminal offence, which may amount up to three years in jail with a fine.

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