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LIVE UPDATES: Historic Parliament Session As Government Nudges For 'Triple Talaq Bill' In Rajya Sabha

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • The government is all set to table the triple talaq bill in the Parliament on Friday
  • This will be a renewed attempt by the government to nudge the opposition to clear the draft which makes instant triple talaq 'a criminal offence'

Update at 2:52 PM: Triple talaq bill won't be tabled in this session due to lack of broader consensus: Venkaiah Naidu, Rajya Sabha Chairman 

Update at 2:52 PM: Triple talaq bill blocked in Rajya Sabha

Update at 2:30 PM: Triple talaq bill to be tabled shortly

Update at 1:14 PM: Here are the salient features of 'Triple Talaq Bill' 

Update at 12:56 PM: Even Lord Ram left Sita over suspicion: Congress MPs

Update at 12:05 PM: House adjourned till 2:30 PM after opposition creates a ruckus in Rajya Sabha 

Update at 11:55 AM: Ahead of tabling the triple talaq bill, opposition creates a ruckus in Rajya Sabha 

Update at 11:35 AM: Sources: Government mulls to extend the parliamentary session

Update at 11:09 AM:  Women of India must rejoice today. This is a major step toward the empowerment of Muslim women. The government has taken a historic and decisive step by this bill. Men will have to think now. Every party must support as maximum did in Lok Sabha.  It’s unfortunate that opposition is opposing it as this is an excellently revised bill: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Update at 11:05 AM: Party's position is absolutely clear: Sonia Gandhi

Update at 10:13 AM: Ahead of crucial Rajya Sabha session, Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting with senior party leaders 

Update at 10:13 AM: Sources | AIADMK, DMK to oppose triple talaq bill in the Parliament

Update at 9:17 AM: The bill in the present form will not help women but break their families: Opposition
Update at 9:17 AM: CPI to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament

What's the grave hurry? For how long the BJP will resort to using issue politically?: CPI


The government is all set to table the triple talaq bill in the Parliament on Friday a day after approving an amendment to the bill. This will be a renewed attempt by the government to nudge the opposition to clear the draft which makes instant triple talaq 'a criminal offence'. Law Minister Ravi Shankar will re-introduce the bill where three changes have been proposed in the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill.

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Proposed changes:

  • Only the victim or a blood relation or relation by marriage are allowed to lodge FIR in the case
  • The case can be dropped if the husband and wife agree to settle the issue mutually
  • A magistrate can grant bail to men found guilty of giving instant triple talaq to their wives, however, the offence will still be non-bailable

Illegal and void:

The Bill proposes that if a person cannot resort to triple talaq via:

  • Spoken
  • Written
  • Electronic means such as email, SMS, and WhatsApp

If he commits the offence, he will suffer a three-year jail term which will be non-bailable.

If the bill is passed?

If the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill gets approved in the upper house then the bill will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the proposed amendments. Earlier, the Narendra Modi led-government tabled the bill the Lok Sabha on 29 December, however, the bill got stalled later in the Rajya Sabha amid protests by the opposition. Many parties demanded the provision of bail.

 

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