Triple Talaq: Congress To Consult Other Opposition Parties Before Decision

02 January, 2018, 12:15 | Author: Edward Snyder
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"NCP has already made it clear that we are entirely against criminalisation".

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Bill upholds the right of Muslim women. A marriage in Islam is a civil contract, you can't impose a jail term on improper talaq given by husband to wife.

"As far as Left parties are concerned, we want this bill to be referred to the Select Committee. The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them", the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters here. "Hope the opposition, including the Congress, supports it", he said.

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.

In Lok Sabha last week, the Congress and some other parties had demanded that the Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee, but the government rejected their demand.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday issued a three line whip for all its Lok Sabha (LS) and Rajya Sabha (RS) members.




However, the BJP is confident of achieving its goal of passing the Bill.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its "confused" stand on the Triple Talaq Bill and wanted to know why it was sad while the Muslim women were happy.

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.

When the Bill was in the Lok Sabha, most of the leading parties in the Opposition, including Congress, had voted in its favour.

The government on Tuesday said it is in talks with the Congress for ensuring smooth passage of the triple talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha, where it is expected to be taken up on Wednesday.

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