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Three ordinances cleared by cabinet after bills didn’t get nod in Parliament, includes one on instant triple talaq

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.
Two days after Parliament’s winter session ended, the Narendra Modi government re-promulgated the ordinance on the contentious triple talaq bill that makes the practice of instant divorce a penal offence.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Two days after Parliament’s winter session ended, the Narendra Modi government re-promulgated the ordinance on the contentious triple talaq bill that makes the practice of instant divorce a penal offence.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla

Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Victory for social justice,’ PM Modi tweets after Parliament clears quota bill

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.

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Updated on Jan 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Contentious issues like Ram temple, triple talaq may harm NDA,’ says Chirag Paswan

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.
LJP parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan expressed apprehension that deviating from the development plank could harm the NDA.(PTI)
LJP parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan expressed apprehension that deviating from the development plank could harm the NDA.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 09:47 PM IST
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Sheikhpura (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India

Highlights: Rafale a matter of national security, says Nirmala Sitharaman

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 Rafale Follow highlights here:

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on Rafel issue at Parliament in New Delhi.(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on Rafel issue at Parliament in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Parliament Winter session Highlights: Amid protests over Cauvery issue, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

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:

Updated on Jan 02, 2019 03:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha today, Congress moves motion to send it to panel

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 triple talaq bill will 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.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The triple talaq bill will 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.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Triple talaq matter of gender equality, Sabarimala about tradition: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that while triple talaq is a matter of gender equality, entry of women in Sabarimala is related to tradition.
On the entry of women of menstrual age in Sabarimala temple and protests by Hindu groups, PM Narendra Modi said the issue relates to tradition and the Supreme Court judgement that saw a dissent by a lady judge should be read carefully.
On the entry of women of menstrual age in Sabarimala temple and protests by Hindu groups, PM Narendra Modi said the issue relates to tradition and the Supreme Court judgement that saw a dissent by a lady judge should be read carefully.
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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‘They’ve entered our homes now’: Mehbooba Mufti opposes BJP on triple talaq bill

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”.
Former J-K chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti has opposed the triple talaq 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”.(PTI File)
Former J-K chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti has opposed the triple talaq 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”.(PTI File)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 01:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar

Maneka Gandhi takes up case of Bengaluru woman given triple talaq over WhatsApp

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.”
Union Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on December 28.(PTI Photo)
Union Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on December 28.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

‘About women’s rights, justice’, Prasad says as Lok Sabha debates triple talaq bill

The triple talaq bill seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslim men and provides for a three-year jail term for those found guilty of following the practice.
New Delhi: CPI(M) MP Mohd. Salim speaks as he participates in the Triple Talaq debate, in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (LSTV grab via PTI) (PTI12_27_2018_000106B)(PTI)
New Delhi: CPI(M) MP Mohd. Salim speaks as he participates in the Triple Talaq debate, in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (LSTV grab via PTI) (PTI12_27_2018_000106B)(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 08:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Triple talaq bill: Open to debate, but government must keep off religion, says Congress

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 Congress on Thursday expressed its willingness to take part in the debate and put forward its opinion on triple talaq bill, scheduled to come up in Lok Sabha today.(Raj K Raj/HT File PHOTO)
The Congress on Thursday expressed its willingness to take part in the debate and put forward its opinion on triple talaq bill, scheduled to come up in Lok Sabha today.(Raj K Raj/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 02:14 PM IST
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu meets AIMLB members, assures support on triple talaq

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.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday met a delegation of All India Muslim Law Board (AIMLB) members and assured them all support in their fight against the proposed Muslim Women Bill (Triple Talaq) 2018 in the Parliament.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday met a delegation of All India Muslim Law Board (AIMLB) members and assured them all support in their fight against the proposed Muslim Women Bill (Triple Talaq) 2018 in the Parliament.(PTI)
Published on Dec 25, 2018 10:15 AM IST
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Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | By Asian News International

Centre tables triple talaq bill amid opposition from parties

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.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad maintained the triple talaq bill “is in national interest”.(AP)
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad maintained the triple talaq bill “is in national interest”.(AP)
Published on Dec 17, 2018 10:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Amid ongoing Rafale row, Centre to push triple talaq bill in House

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.
The stage is set for a confrontation between the government and the Opposition in the second week of the winter session. The first week was all but lost to din and disruptions as different parties were adamant on their demands.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The stage is set for a confrontation between the government and the Opposition in the second week of the winter session. The first week was all but lost to din and disruptions as different parties were adamant on their demands.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 08:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

100 women to be appointed as ‘triple talaq pramukhs’ by BJP in Uttar Pradesh

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.
Activists protest against the issue of 'Triple Talaq' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Activists protest against the issue of 'Triple Talaq' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 05:58 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Press Trust of India

Supreme Court quashes pleas against instant talaq ordinance

A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it would not interfere with the ordinance even though the petitioners “may have a point” in the case.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Won’t tolerate those who speak of dividing country, says Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah said that the BJP had created a “record” in honouring women while the Congress had done nothing for them despite being in power for a long time.
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters, in New Delhi on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI7_31_2018_000140B)(PTI File Photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters, in New Delhi on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI7_31_2018_000140B)(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan Srivastav

Narendra Modi in Ajmer Highlights: Why is the Congress not fighting elections on facts, says PM

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:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre brought relief for triple talaq victims.(Twitter/@BJPLive)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre brought relief for triple talaq victims.(Twitter/@BJPLive)
Updated on Oct 06, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Triple talaq ordinance a ‘murder of democracy’, infringes Shariat: Muslim Personal Law Board

AIMPLB spokesperson Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani wondered why there was such an urgency in bringing an ordinance declaring triple talaq as a criminal offence.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board General Secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani (holding mike), MP Asaduddin Owasis (2nd R) and others address the media on the issue of 'triple talaq' at Darussalam, Hyderabad on September 27.(PTI Photo)
All India Muslim Personal Law Board General Secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani (holding mike), MP Asaduddin Owasis (2nd R) and others address the media on the issue of 'triple talaq' at Darussalam, Hyderabad on September 27.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 08:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

At UP police station, man allegedly gives triple talaq to first wife and marries another

A case was filed at a police station in Bijnor under the triple talaq ordinance - the first such case in Uttar Pradesh -against the man on the complaint of his first wife’s family.
A man in UP’s Bijnor was booked under the triple talaq ordinance after on the complaint filed by his first wife.(Prabhat Kumar Verma / HT File Photo)
A man in UP’s Bijnor was booked under the triple talaq ordinance after on the complaint filed by his first wife.(Prabhat Kumar Verma / HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 10:01 AM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

2 booked under triple talaq ordinance in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

Police said this was the first case filed under the ordinance in Uttar Pradesh since it was promulgated on September 19 to criminalize instant triple talaq.
At least two people have been booked in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh under the ordinance that was promulgated on September 19 to criminalize instant triple talaq (divorce).(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
At least two people have been booked in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh under the ordinance that was promulgated on September 19 to criminalize instant triple talaq (divorce).(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Barmer | By HT Correspondents

RSS would never accept Muslims, triple talaq ordinance politically motivated: Mayawati

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”.
BSP chief Mayawati accused the RSS and BJP of being anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim.(PTI)
BSP chief Mayawati accused the RSS and BJP of being anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim.(PTI)
Published on Sep 20, 2018 06:08 PM IST
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India’s Muslim neighbours among 23 countries that have banned triple talaq

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.
India’s Supreme Court last year banned instant triple talaq or ‘talaq-e-biddat’ practised by some in the Muslim community, saying it was “unconstitutional”.(File Photo)
India’s Supreme Court last year banned instant triple talaq or ‘talaq-e-biddat’ practised by some in the Muslim community, saying it was “unconstitutional”.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 07:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

A welcome step, says Ishrat Jahan on Cabinet’s executive order on triple talaq

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday signed off on an ordinance to make instant triple talaq an offence.
Ishrat Jahan is one of the five petitioners in the case against instant triple talaq.(HT File Photo)
Ishrat Jahan is one of the five petitioners in the case against instant triple talaq.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India

Triple talaq ordinance HIGHLIGHTS: Petitioner Ishrat Jahan welcomes government decision

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:

Activists of Joint Movement Committee protest on the issue of triple talaq at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI/File Photo)
Activists of Joint Movement Committee protest on the issue of triple talaq at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 04:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘You tortured me’: Haryana woman gives triple talaq to husband, elopes with lover

The woman, a resident of Unhedi village of Haryana, eloped with her lover, who is also her nephew.
Muslim women celebrate after Supreme Court decision on Triple Talaq, in Allahabad.(Prabhat Kumar Verma/HT File Photo)
Muslim women celebrate after Supreme Court decision on Triple Talaq, in Allahabad.(Prabhat Kumar Verma/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 18, 2018 06:20 PM IST
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Yamunanagar | By Press Trust of India

Uttar Pradesh BJP invites triple talaq victim to join party

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. 
Nida came into spotlight recently after a local Barelvi cleric issued a fatwa against her, announcing that she be ousted from Islam for questioning practices like triple talaq and halala.(HT/File Photo)
Nida came into spotlight recently after a local Barelvi cleric issued a fatwa against her, announcing that she be ousted from Islam for questioning practices like triple talaq and halala.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2018 10:50 PM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Triple talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha today after Cabinet okays provision for bail

If the amended bill is passed in the upper house, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments.
On Thursday, Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Triple talaq Bill making provision for bail to the accused.(PTI file photo)
On Thursday, Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Triple talaq Bill making provision for bail to the accused.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 02:26 PM IST
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Cabinet clears provision for bail in triple talaq bill

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.
Under the amendments cleared on Thursday, the magistrate will have powers to grant bail.(HT File Photo)
Under the amendments cleared on Thursday, the magistrate will have powers to grant bail.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 11:26 PM IST
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PM Modi to meet Triple talaq victim Nida Khan during Shahjahanpur rally

Nida Khan is fighting a case of instant triple talaq (divorce) against her in-laws of the Ala Hazrat family of Bareilly.
File photo of Nida Khan and her brother.
File photo of Nida Khan and her brother.
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 06:40 PM IST
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