The contentious Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill that makes triple talaq (instance divorce) or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence failed to clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle as the winter session of the Parliament ended on Friday.
Both the govt and the Opposition led by Congress were locked in a standoff in the Rajya Sabha over the Triple Talaq Bill that sailed through the lower house on December 28.
The Congress party wanted the government to make certain amendments in the bill and said the face-off could be resolved if the government agreed to make provisions for providing financial aid to Muslim women divorced through instant triple talaq, and their families.
The Opposition insisted the government to send the bill to a Select Committee for detailed scrutiny.
However, the government rejected the demand and accused Congress and other parties of showing “double standards” as they supported the bill in the lower house.
Meanwhile, on the last day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, both Congress and the BJP have issued a whip asking all its MPs to remain present in both the houses.
Here are the live updates on the last day of Parliament’s Winter Session:
# Parliament winter session ends, Triple Talaq Bill fails to sail through Rajya Sabha.
# Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die.
# Nine government bills passed in the Rajya Sabha this session. RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu reads out statement reagrding the functioning of the Rajya Sabha.
# Lok Sabha adjourned sine die.
# Earlier on Thursday Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had urged members to act responsibly to ensure smooth proceedings and assured them that whatever decision he takes including on the Triple Talaq Bill would be to enhance the image of the House.
# Will the Tripple Talaq Bill see the light of the day in Rajya Sabha? Congress is stuck on its demand to send the bill to Select Committee for scrutiny.
# BJP issues whip asking all its MPs to remain present in both the houses of Parliament.
# Congress issues three-line whip for its members in Rajya Sabha, asking them to remain present in the house.
# Today is the last day of Parliament's winter session which started on December 15. Triple Talaq Bill after sailing through Lok Sabha on December 28, is still pending in Rajya Sabha as the Opposition is stuck on its demand to send the bill to a Select Committee.