Triple Talaq Bill

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the triple talaq bill passed by Parliament, making it a law, a government notification said.

Moving the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in the Upper House, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the proposed legislation should be not seen through a political prism or vote bank politics, as it aims at ensuring gender dignity, justice and equality.

During the Zero Hour, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the remarks of Khan in Lok Sabha on Thursday during the debate of Triple Talaq Bill were a "blot" on all legislators, including men.

The TRS, led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, had adopted the same strategy in December last year.

"I promise you people that when the Congress government comes to power in 2019, we will scrap this law. But it is also a given that any law that is brought for empowerment of women, by whichever government, will have Congress' support."

On 31st December, 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.

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