The government managed to pass the amended triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha but failed to push it through in the Rajya Sabha owing to stiff resistance by Opposition parties. In the Upper House, the NDA government is in a minority.
Rajya Sabha members have a busy day ahead as key bills come up for passage today, the last day of the winter session. The session has been extended by a day as the government seeks to pass a constitution amendment bill to provide quota for poorer sections among the general category, a bill on the Citizenship Act and one on instant triple talaq.
Chirag Paswan’s statement came at a time when the issue of triple talaq has thrown Parliament into a turmoil and another BJP ally in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), has refused to vote in favour of the bill in the Rajya Sabha after having abstained in the Lok Sabha.
The Lok Sabha is debating the Rafale deal, with the Opposition training guns on the government, and NDA members strongly defending the same.Later in the day, the triple talaq bill is expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today. NDA constituent and BJP ally in Bihar, Janata Dal (United), on Thursday said it will oppose the Bill in case voting takes place in the Rajya Sabha.The Opposition is demanding that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, be referred to a select committee of the House. Voting could not take place earlier due to din by Opposition members.Watch: Rahul Gandhi asks Nirmala Sitharaman to answer 5 questions posed on RafaleFollow highlights here:
The triple talaq bill was expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after a united Opposition foiled the government’s attempt to push it in the Upper House on Monday as it insisted on referring it to the select committee of Parliament. However, amid protests of the Cauvery issue by AIADMK, and DMK, the Upper House has been adjourned for the day. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, passed twice in the Lok Sabha in as many years, could lapse if it doesn’t get the approval of the Upper House by February, when the second phase of the Winter Session will be held.Here are the live updates:
While key opposition parties such as the Congress and the Trinamool Congress are not opposed to the essence of the bill, protection for married Muslim women against instant triple talaq, they want it subjected to parliamentary scrutiny.
The PDP leader said that she was speaking against the bill as “a Muslim and a woman who has also gone through a broken marriage”, at a time when there is an “assault on the family structure of Muslims”.
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 01:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
In a tweet, Maneka Gandhi said, “The first instance post the passing of the bill, criminalising the act of instant divorce in the Muslim community will be dealt with and we shall ensure that justice is done.”
The Lok Sabha will discuss the revised bill which seeks to make the Muslim practice of instant triple talaq illegal and a punitive offence amid a reservation by opposition parties against the proposed law.
The delegation of All India Muslim Law Board (AIMLB) members claimed that a majority of political parties are opposing the proposed Muslim Women Bill 2018. They said that the proposed Bill, which paves the way for punishing Muslim husbands in case of triple talaq, is a violation of human rights and is also against the principles of the Constitution.
Published on Dec 25, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | By Asian News International
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday tabled a fresh bill in Parliament to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among a section of Muslims amid opposition from parties including the Congress to the proposed law.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 tops the government’s legislative agenda and will be brought to replace an ordinance that it had promulgated after failing to get the bill passed in Rajya Sabha during Monsoon session this year.
UP Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) minority wing secretary, Nazia Alam, said educated women who have knowledge of Shariat and law and who can help the victims of triple talaq will be appointed as pramukhs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP’s poll campaign in Rajasthan on Saturday with the Vijay Sankalp rally in Ajmer. The rally will mark the conclusion of chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra.The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make Modi’s public rally a grand success. State unit president Madan Lal Saini has said that three lakh people will be attending the rally.Here are the highlights:
BSP supremo Mayawati said the RSS would never accept Muslims even if they agreed to build not just the Ram temple in Ayodhya but many other temples. She also slammed the Narendra Modi government’s move on the triple talaq ordinance, calling it “politically motivated”.
In Pakistan and Bangladesh, it requires the man who wishes to divorce his wife to give the ‘arbitration council’ a written notice, and supply a copy to his wife. In Afghanistan, divorce through three pronouncements made in only one sitting is considered invalid.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to criminalise triple talaq, the instant divorce prevalent among Muslims. The Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha where the government lacks numbers. There was no consensus among political parties on the proposed legislation.Here are the highlights:
Bareilly-based Nida, 23, who was married into the family of renowned Barelvi cleric Ahmed Raza Khan, was reportedly separated by her husband using instant triple talaq in 2015. Nida has approached the court against this and continues to fight her case.
The proposed law would only be applicable on instant triple talaq or ‘talaq-e-biddat’ and it would give power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking “subsistence allowance” for herself and minor children.