Triple talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow, Cong to consult other parties

03 January, 2018, 01:10 | Author: Phil Peters
  • Anti-triple talaq bill in RS tomorrow

BJP leaders feel the party gains both in getting the Bill passed on the same day - as it can then take credit for getting the landmark legislation passed that would win it some support from aggrieved Muslim women - and in it being sent to a select committee, as then the ruling party would go to town alleging Congress and others have delayed the Bill.

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".

The Bill will be introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the upper house.

DMK MP Kanimozhi and NCP leader Majeed Memon also said they were against criminalisation and hence the triple talaq bill in its present form is not acceptable.

At the meeting of the business advisory committee, nearly all Opposition parties - Congress, SP, BSP, CPI, CPM, Trinamool Congress, DMK, NCP and BJD - favoured the select committee option.

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. What should be the fate of triple talaq affected women?

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The Bill on instant triple talaq will likely be sent to a select committee after a discussion in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow. The opposition voted in favour of the bill, but with caveats.

MPs noted that the government has conceded in Lok Sabha that the bill was conceived without consultations with Muslim groups and argued it was imperative that this gap be now filled because parliamentary committees, as a matter of procedure, take the views of a cross-section of people.

Several Muslim groups, including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), allege "illegality" in provisions of the bill that criminalises instant triple talaq.

Meanwhile, the government urged the Congress not to press for amendments to the bill in the Rajya Sabha.

The Congress, which had made the demand before the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha by voice vote, had moved some amendments to the legislation but did not press for voting on those.

The Shiv Sena, an ally of the BJP, has also demanded the bill be sent to a select committee. "There is no question of us not standing by anything that empowers women".

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