Triple talaq bill misses date with Rajya Sabha again

NEW DELHI: The contentious triple talaq bill which criminalises the practice of immediate "talaq" may just no longer be taken up for discussion and passage on the remaining day of Monsoon consultation on Friday, owing to loss of consensus amongst political parties on the issue.

The Congress-led Opposition has been difficult that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 be despatched to a Select Committee for additional scrutiny.

The BJP-led government, which does not have a majority in the Upper House, had additionally made efforts to get the bill cleared in the Budget Session additionally.

Today, when the Rajya Sabha reconvened at 2:30 pm after two adjournments in the pre-lunch consultation, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said he has determined that the bills "on which there is some sort of broad consensus" will probably be taken up for discussion and passage later in the day.

Naidu additionally clarified that the triple talaq bill may not be taken up lately as a consensus has no longer but been advanced on the issue.


The Union Cabinet had the day gone by cleared some amendments to the draft Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 bill, including including a bail provision to it.


The amendments came after the Supreme Court on August 22 remaining yr had struck down 'triple talaq', calling unconstitutional.


The Lok Sabha had handed the Bill in December. However, amendments to the draft legislation, as soon as cleared via the Rajya Sabha, will once more be despatched to the Lower House for passage.


The Rajya Sabha was once adjourned twice inside minutes during the pre-lunch consultation lately amid protest via Congress members over their demand for a JPC probe into the alleged rip-off in the Rafale jet deal.
Triple talaq bill misses date with Rajya Sabha again Triple talaq bill misses date with Rajya Sabha again Reviewed by kailash soni on August 10, 2018 Rating: 5
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