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Parliament Highlights- ‘So-called liberals opposed a progressive law’: Arun Jaitley on Triple Talaq bill

Parliament Highlights: Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, in Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage. The bill, pending for 19 months, was passed.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 30, 2019 22:59 IST
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Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage and the NDA managed to clear the Triple Talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha.

The Unnao rape survivor, who met with an accident on Sunday, has been on ventilator support at the King George’s Medical University trauma centre in Lucknow. While her mother demanded that she be airlifted to a Delhi hospital for better treatment, doctors said the next 24 hours will decide the further line of treatments. There was a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha over the accident of the rape survivor.

Read highlights here:

08:35 pm IST

Bill reflects govt’s motto of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’, says JP Nadda

“This Bill is one which ensures that the self respect of Muslim women stays intact. This reflects the motto of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’ of Modi government,” JP Nadda said.

08:31 pm IST

‘Greetings to PM, Rajya Sabha MPs for freeing Muslim women from triple talaq curse’: JP Nadda

“Heartiest greetings to PM Narendra Modi and all Rajya Sabha MPs for passing Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha and freeing Muslim women from the curse of triple talaq,” said BJP National Working President, JP Nadda.

08:25 pm IST

Sharad Pawar evades questions on absence in RS during voting for Triple Talaq bill

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar evaded question about him being absent in Rajya Sabha today during the voting for Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. :ANI

08:10 pm IST

‘Disheartened that so-called liberals opposed a progressive law’: Arun Jaitley

“The passage of the bill criminalising Triple Talaq in Muslim Personal Law is monumental change in Personal Law. Disheartened that the ‘So Called Liberals’ have opposed a progressive law. Congratulations to all, particularly Muslim women,” Tweeted BJP’s Arun Jaitley.

07:34 pm IST

‘Triple Talaq ban will free Muslim women from curse of a regressive practice’: Amit Shah

“Today is a great day for India’s democracy. I congratulate PM @narendramodi ji for fulfilling his commitment and ensuring a law to ban Triple Talaq, which will free Muslim women from the curse of this regressive practice. I thank all parties who supported this historic bill,” Tweeted Amit Shah.

07:29 pm IST

‘I thank MPs who supported passage of Triple Talaq bill’: PM Modi

“I thank all parties and MPs who have supported the passage of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, in both Houses of Parliament. They have risen to the occasion and this step of theirs will forever be remembered in India’s history,” Tweeted PM Modi.

07:24 pm IST

‘Archaic, medieval practice finally confined to dustbin of history’ : PM Modi

“An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history!

Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society.

India rejoices today!” Tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

07:20 pm IST

Lok Sabha passes The Code on Wages Bill, 2019

Lok Sabha passed The Code on Wages Bill, 2019. :ANI

07:15 pm IST

‘Civil law made a criminal law, historic mistake’:Raj Babbar

“This judgement is a blow to a family law. A civil law has been made a criminal law. It’s a historic mistake,” Congress’ Raj Babbar said.

07:00 pm IST

‘Both houses gave justice to Muslim women’:Ravi Shankar Prasad

“Today is a historic day. Both the Houses have given justice to the Muslim women. This is the beginning of a transforming India,” Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

06:45 pm IST

Opposition forced to vote against triple talaq bill, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Opposition is all for empowerment of women but we wanted some modifications to this bill brought by the government. This is why we moved a resolution to send bill to select committee. But the ruling party rejected the resolution. Then the opposition suggested an amendment not to criminalise the offence. But this too was rejected. As a result, the opposition has been forced to vote against the bill.

06:35 pm IST

Rajya Sabha passes bill to criminalise instant triple talaq

Rajya Sabha has passed the bill to criminalise instant triple talaq.

06:17 pm IST

Demand to send triple talaq bill to select committee rejected by RS

Demand to send triple talaq bill to select committee has been rejected with 84 ‘Ayes’ and 100 ‘Noes’ in Rajya Sabha.

06:00 pm IST

Voting underway in Rajya Sabha for Triple Talaq bill

Voting is underway in Rajya Sabha for Triple Talaq bill.

05:53 pm IST

‘Why should a secular country like ours not pass this bill?’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

‘When so many Islamic countries have this law, why should a secular country like ours not pass this bill?’, said Ravi Shankar Prasad.

05:45 pm IST

‘Opposition’s argument absurd’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad rejected the opposition criticism of the triple talaq bill that it criminalises violation of a civil contract, wondering why the Congress leaders did not come up with the same logic during the enactment of the law against second marriage or the dowry prohibition law.

05:20 pm IST

‘Introduction of bill only to create rift between Hindu, Muslim’: Digvijay Singh

“There are around 20 lakh Hindu women, will you bring about a law for them too? Or do you want to introduce this law only to create a rift between Hindu and Muslim people?” asks Congress’ Digvijay Singh.

04:15 pm IST

‘Husbands will commit suicide or become decoits on coming out of jail’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

“When they will come out of jail they will either commit suicide or become dacoits and thieves, that is the intention of your bill,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

03:35 pm IST

‘Law is politically motivated’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

“This law is politically motivated, so minorities are occupied in fighting amongst themselves.Husband and wife will hire lawyers against each other, land will be sold in order to pay lawyers. By the time jail term will be over, they’ll be bankrupt,” Gulam Nabi Azad said during the ‘Tripe Talaaq Bill’ debate in Rajya Sabha. :ANI

03:00 pm IST

‘Bill’s real motive is destruction of families’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

“The Bill is for protection of rights on marriage but the real motive is destruction of families,” said Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, on Triple Talaq Bill.

01:01 pm IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Rajya Sabha has adjourned. The debate on the Triple Talaq bill will continue after 2 pm.

01:00 pm IST

JDU walks out of parliament

NDA ally Janata Dal (United) staged a walkout in Rajya Sabha during a discussion on the contentious triple talaq bill, which criminalises instant divorce by Muslim men. Before walking out, JD (U) member Bashishtha Narain Singh said that his party followed the ideology of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan Bashishta. “Hum iss ka bahishkar karte hain,” he said.

12:58 pm IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad: Women can’t be left at roads through triple talaq

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“The Bill should not be seen from a political prism. It should not be seen as vote bank politics. It is an issue related to humanity...it is related to the dignity of the women,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said while introducing the Bill.

He said that today daughters of India are achieving success in every field and the women can’t be left at the roads through triple talaq, reports news agency ANI.

12:44 pm IST

Congress MP Amee Yajnik continues arguing against the bill

Justifying her arguments against the triple talaq bill, Congress MP Amee Yajnik questions the provision of bill that allows a relative of the woman to file a complaint against the husband in the court. She asks, “How can you bring an alien component to speak into the family matter?”

12:27 pm IST

Congress MP Amee Yajnik: Who will take care of the kids

Congress MP Amee Yajnik argues against the Triple Talaq Bill and says that the women empowerment is important but in this bill, it is also a family that gets affected. “How are you going to provide support to the woman seeking assistance,” she questions and adds, “How are you going to take care of the children who don’t even know why their parents are fighting in court? Do you have provisions of providing psychological counseling to those children?”

12:15 pm IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad: This is a matter of gender justice, dignity and equality

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: “This practice is banned in many Islamic countries, but India hasn’t been able to ban the practice of Triple Talaq. Don’t politicize this matter; it’s about humanity, women’s right, gender justice and equality.”

12:10 pm IST

LS on July 25 passed triple talaq bill amidst a walkout by Opposition members

The Lok Sabha had on July 25 passed the contentious bill to criminalize triple talaq amidst a walkout by Opposition members who accused the government of singling out a community. The Bill was passed with 302 votes in favour and 82 against in a division.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, seeks to criminalise the act of instant divorce among Muslims with a three-year jail sentence for men who practice triple talaq, made illegal by the Supreme Court, reports news agency ANI.

12:06 pm IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad tables Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tables Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha.

 

11:57 am IST

Akhilesh Yadav: Accident of Unnao rape victim is unfortunate and condemnable

Akhilesh Yadav, SP: Accident of Unnao rape victim is unfortunate and condemnable. It has shocked women of the country. Her father was beaten by police on instructions of BJP leaders, FIR was registered after she tried to immolate herself. It’s natural that people are questioning government and the BJP MLA.

 

11:49 am IST

Speaker Om Birla: It was decided that state matters will not be discussed in the House

Speaker Om Birla: “It was decided that state matters will not be discussed in the House. You may speak to agencies for further investigations, but we have bills pending to be taken up in the House, let’s start discussing them.”

11:44 am IST

Meenakshi Lekhi: Women equality has always been politicized

Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP MP, speaks on Triple Talaq Bill: “Women equality has always been politicized. This should not be the case as this is an important issue for women empowerment. CBI inquiry has been ordered, you may take your seats.”

11:39 am IST

Amit Shah told MPs to ensure their presence in Parliament

Noting that the Opposition has been pressing for a division of votes during the passage of many Bills, BJP president Amit Shah told party MPs on Tuesday to ensure their presence in Parliament so that draft legislations are backed by maximum number of lawmakers.

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Shah also asked MPs, including Union ministers, to attend a two-day orientation programme being held by the party on August 3-4, saying their attendance is a must, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters, reports news agency PTI.

11:33 am IST

Pralhad Joshi: Matter should not be politicised, CBI inquiry is underway

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pralhad Joshi in Lok Sabha on accident of Unnao rape survivor: It should not be politicised, CBI inquiry is already underway, FIR has been registered. Government is investigating with impartiality.

 

11:28 am IST

Accident of Unnao rape survivor rocks parliament

Ruckus in parliament pertains to the accident of a woman, who accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her in Unnao. She and her lawyer was injured in a road accident in Raebareli, while two of her aunts were killed.

11:21 am IST

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in LS: People of India are feeling ashamed

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: People of India are feeling ashamed today due to Unnao incident, it’s a blot on civilized society, where a minor girl was gang-raped. A truck hit victim’s car(in Raebareli) and killed a witness. Victim and her lawyer are in critical condition. We demand that Home Minister comes to the House and gives a statement. What kind of a society are we talking about, where such an incident (accident of Unnao rape case victim in Raebareli) happened with the victim, reports news agency ANI.

11:16 am IST

Ruckus in Lok Sabha over accident of Unnao rape survivor

Parliament is witnessing ruckus over the accident of Unnao rape survivor. Opposition demands CBI probe into the matter.

11:03 am IST

Pralhad Joshi: Triple Talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 noon

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi: Triple Talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. We have 11 bills pending to be passed today. So far, 15 bills have been passed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. 6 bills have been passed only in Lok Sabha and 4 bills only in Rajya Sabha.

 

10:46 am IST

SP and TMC MPs protest over attack on Unnao rape victim and ex-soldier beaten to death

Delhi: Samajwadi Party & Trinamool Congress MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the Parliament premises over “attack on Unnao rape victim and ex-soldier beaten to death (in Amethi, UP)”

 

10:39 am IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad to table “The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm, today

Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad to table “The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm, today.

 

10:28 am IST

BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje meets Amit Shah, seeks help of central government to trace VG Siddhartha

Delhi: BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah, submits a letter to him, seeking help of central government to trace missing founder & owner of Cafe Coffee Day,VG Siddhartha.

 

10:24 am IST

Motilal Vora gives Zero Hour notice in RS over ‘deduction in wages of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists’

Congress MP, Motilal Vora has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘deduction in wages of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists.’

 

10:19 am IST

Manoj Jha gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘special assistance to Bihar on account of flood and drought’

Rashtriya Janata Dal MP, Manoj Jha has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘special assistance to Bihar on account of flood and drought.’

 

10:13 am IST

BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway at Parliament premises

Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway at Parliament premises.

 

9:59 am IST

Dola Sen gives Rule 267 Notice in RS for suspension of business today

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dola Sen gives Rule 267 Notice in Rajya Sabha for suspension of all business, today to take up immediate discussion on “recent serious violent crimes against the marginalized”, reports news agency ANI.

9:54 am IST

PM Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting; the meeting is underway now

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, at the Parliament premises; the meeting is underway now.

 

 

9:51 am IST

Sushil Singh gives Zero Hour notice in LS over ‘Not to move Officer Training Academy (OTA) from Gaya to Dehradun’

Bharatiya Janata Party MP, Sushil Singh has given Zero Hour notice in Lok Sabha over ‘Not to move Officer Training Academy (OTA) from Gaya to Dehradun’, reports news agency ANI.

9:40 am IST

TMC issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in House today and following two days

All India Trinamool Congress issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House today and following two days.

 

9:32 am IST

Amit Shah, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Prahlad Joshi arrive for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Prahlad Joshi arrive for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament premises.

 

9:16 am IST

Congress issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in House, today

Congress party issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House, today.

 

9:10 am IST

BJD will support Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha

Prasanna Acharya, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Floor Leader in Rajya Sabha to ANI: BJD will support Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha.

 

9:00 am IST

Government to table triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha today

The government will table the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha today.