After clearing Lok Sbaha, Triple Talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha next week

29 December 2017, 04:35 PM
Triple Talaq - File Photo
Triple Talaq - File Photo

The Triple Talaq bill shall be tabled in the Rajya Sabha next week, reported ANI. After the Triple Talaq bill was passed by a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, the Modi led BJP govt hoped that the bill gets passed in the Rajya Sabha without much opposition on the 9th Day of Winter Session of the Parliament.

The BJP government used the big majority to its advantage in the Lower House to pass a bill criminalising triple talaq among Muslims even as sections of the opposition demanded amendments in the proposed law and a small minority opposed the legislation.

Though no opposition party demanded a vote in the Lok Sabha due to NDA numbers as well as reluctance to openly oppose the proposed law, the government is bracing for a tougher numbers game in the Rajya Sabha where it lacks a majority and the opposition could insist on vetting by a parliamentary panel.

The Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill amid a demand from the opposition that the "criminalisation" clause be scrutinised by a parliamentary panel and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's vociferous defence that the House needed to choose between procedures and the cries of justice from Muslim women.

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#  The proposed law, which makes talaq-e-biddat a “cognizable and non-bailable offence”, has provisions of “imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and fine” for any Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering talaq three times in quick succession. It also provides for “subsistence allowance” to Muslim women and custody of minor children as “may be determined by the magistrate”.

First Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 09:55 AM
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