Triple Talaq Bill 2017 to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

Shobhit Kalra
Published on: 2 Jan 2018 6:19 AM GMT
Triple Talaq Bill 2017 to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday
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New Delhi: The Triple Talaq Bill 2017 seeking to criminalise instant divorce practice will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The bill was to be tabled in the upper house on Tuesday but the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government is in talks with the Congress party and others for the smooth passage of the bill and it will presented in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 was passed in the Lok Sabha where the government has a clear majority.

BJP, however, on Tuesday attacked Congress for its "confused" stand on the Triple Talaq Bill. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi wanted to know why the Congress was sad when the Muslim women were happy.

"These days a number of reforms are being brought in. The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them," the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters here.

"The Congress takes one step forward and then 10 steps backward. The party is confused on triple talaq," he said. "The Muslim women are happy, but I don't know why the Congress is sad," he added.

The Congress and some other parties demanded in the Lok Sabha that the Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee but the government rejected their demand.

The amendments to the bill moved by the opposition too, were rejected.

The government lacks a majority in the upper House and is making efforts for the bill's smooth passage by reaching out to opposition parties.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

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