The bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq passed in the Lok Sabha will be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill is listed for introduction in the Rajya Sabha by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on January 3, according to reports.
This bill gives power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children in the case of instant triple talaq or talaq-e- biddat.
A victim can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate.
Under the law, instant triple talaq in any form -- spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp -- would be illegal and void.
Meanwhile, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has claimed that various Muslim bodies in the country would move the Supreme Court if the bill is also passed by the Rajya Sabha.
The bill could get stalled in the Rajya Sabha where government lacks a majority and it may be referred to a parliamentary committee for its review.
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#10:44 AM | Triple Talaq Bill likely to be introduced in Rajya Sabha tomorrow, will seek Opposition support in getting the bill passed: Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ananth Kumar
#10:42 AM | Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha tomorrow
#10:40 AM |"Triple Talaq Bill should to be referred to Select Committee" says DMK MP Kanimozhi
#10:37 AM | CPI’s Rajya Sabha member D Raja says that the triple talaq bill has been listed for today, “but as far as Left parties are concerned, we will demand that bill should be referred to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha”.
#10:35 AM | We are in talks with Congress party and others for the #TripleTalaqBill, hope for a smooth passage in Rajya Sabha. Kal pesh ho sakta hai: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar
#10:29 AM | It has been listed for today but as far as left parties are concerned, we will demand that bill should referred to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha: D Raja,CPI
#10:26 AM | The way Triple Talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha, it will be passed in Rajya Sabha too with constructive debate and discussion, hope opposition including Congress supports it: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,Union Minister
#10:05 AM | NCP has already made it clear that we are entirely against criminalisation. A marriage in Islam is a civil contract, you can't impose sentence of 3 yrs on improper talaq given by husband to wife. Let it go for reconsideration to Select Committee: Majeed Memon,NCP
# 07:46 AM | BJP issues a three line whip for all its Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to remain present in the Parliament on Jan 2nd and 3rd for passage of several crucial bills during the period
With PTI Inputs