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Parliament LIVE updates:Triple talaq bill stalled as Rajya Sabha adjourned till January 2, 2019

Parliament LIVE updates: The contentious triple talaq bill couldn’t be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday as the upper House of Parliament was adjourned till January 2, 2019 after uproar by the Opposition over the bill.

By | Dec 31, 2018 14:49 IST

The contentious triple talaq bill couldn’t be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday as the upper House of Parliament was adjourned after uproar by the Opposition over the bill. The bill that makes the practice of instant divorce among Muslims a criminal offence with a provision of three-year jail term for the erring husband will now be tabled on January 2, 2019, by Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

On Sunday, the Congress and the BJP issued whips to their members to be present in the House Monday and other parties have also asked their MPs to be present in full strength when the bill is taken up.

The contentious triple talaq bill is likely to face stiff resistance from opposition parties, who are united in their demand for sending it to the select committee for further scrutiny.

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will table the bill in the Upper House. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, with 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it, Thursday amid a walkout by the opposition parties. It is listed in the Rajya Sabha’s legislative agenda for Monday.

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2:30 pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till January 2 amid uproar by members over triple talaq bill

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till January 2 amid uproar by members over triple talaq bill.

The Congress and other opposition parties on Monday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the triple talaq bill be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny, even as the government accused them of doing politics on the issue.

2:10 pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned for 15 minutes

Amid triple talaq showdown between the BJP and Opposition-led by Congress, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes.

2:03 pm IST

The triple talaq bill must be referred to a select committee: LoP Ghulam Nabi Azad

“We are not opposing the bill but the bill in its present form. We are moving a motion to refer this bill to a select commitee. This is such an important bill which can positively or negatively affect the lives of crores of people can’t be passed just like this without going to a select committee ,” said Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad

12:41 pm IST

Congress has already made its stand clear on triple talaq bill: Rahul Gandhi

“The party has already made its stand clear,” said Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the tabling of triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha.

The contentious triple talaq bill is likely to face stiff resistance from opposition parties, who are united in their demand for sending it to the select committee for further scrutiny.

12:08 pm IST

Lok Sabha adjourned amid uproar over Rafale, cauvery issue

Lok Sabha proceedings were disrupted on Monday due to unrelenting protests and sloganeering by the opposition on various issues, including demand for a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the Rafale aircraft deal.

11:48 am IST

TMC’s Derek O’ Brien submits motion demanding triple talaq bill be referred to a select committee

Derek O’ Brien of Trinamool Congress has submitted a motion signed by members of 11 others parties (total 12) to the Secretary General of Rajya Sabha demanding that the triple talaq bill be referred to a select committee.

He also sought the inclusion of following members in the panel of the select committee:

1. A Naaneethakrishnan

2. Ram Gopal Yadav

3. YS Chowdary

4. Sanjay Singh

5. Vandana Chavan

6. Manoj Kumar Jha

7. Tiruchi Siva

8. Ghulam Nabi Azad

9. Satish Chandra Misra

10. D Raja

11. KK Ragesh

11:15 am IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Amid chaos and uproar over the cauvery issue, the upper House of Parliament Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Monday till 2 pm as AIADMK members disrupted proceedings over the Cauvery River water issue.

As soon as papers were laid, AIADMK members trooped into the well of House raising the Cauvery issue and shouting slogans “We want Justice”.

11:10 am IST

BJP’s meeting over contentious triple talaq underway in Parliament

A meeting is underway in Parliament, chaired by PM Narendra Modi. party president Amit Shah, finance minister Arun Jaitley and home minister Rajnath Singh are present in the meeting.

10:23 am IST

Meeting of opposition parties begins in Rajya Sabha over triple talaq bill

Meeting of opposition parties has begun in Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition (LoP) Ghulam Nabi Azad’s chamber in Parliament.

10:18 am IST

AIADMK, DMK to oppose triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

The ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu will oppose the contentious triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, days after it was adopted by the Lok Sabha, the parties said Sunday.

“We oppose triple talaq bill,” senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai said.

10:02 am IST

Cong convenes meeting of MPs to evolve strategy on the issue of triple talaq bill

The Congress has convened a meeting of its MPs. A number of opposition parties will also meet Monday morning in the chamber of Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to evolve their strategy in the house on the issue.

“Opposition parties will meet Monday morning and evolve their strategy. But, we all are determined to send the bill to the select committee as the same cannot be passed in its present form. The opposition parties are united in this stand on the issue,” a senior opposition leader told PTI.