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Instant talaq bill listed for today in rajya sabha

Instant talaq bill listed for today in rajya sabha

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge opined that the NDA-led government is promoting the bill for the sake of politics while it does not believe in deliberating in a democracy.

The BAC has allotted time of four hours for a discussion on the bill on Wednesday.

Months later, as the Narendra Modi government is all set to table the contentious Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, debate over the provision in the bill that criminalises instant triple talaq is creating a lot of furore inside and outside Parliament. This bill also 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.

It also wants some other changes in the bill, stating today that it would prefer a review of the proposed legislation by a parliamentary panel.

According to Business Standard, the Centre described the voting as "historic" and even said that there is no doubt that the Bill will be passed in Rajya Sabha as well.

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The government on Tuesday shot down the Opposition's demand that the triple talaq bill be sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, but indicated that it might be open to accepting some of the amendments to the bill suggested by the Opposition. "Hope for a smooth passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha", said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

However, owing to the lack of a majority of the government in the Rajya Sabha, there are chances that the Bill may be impeded or blocked.

The Opposition has argued that the penal offence will remove all hopes of reconciliation as a man sent to jail will not agree to any arbitration.

The Congress leader mostly objected to the part in the bill where it makes the utterance of talaq, talaq, talaq a criminal offence, punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine that remains undetermined. In the present form, it needs legal scrubbing. "There is no question of us not standing by anything that empowers women".


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