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‘Even Lord Ram Left Sita Doubting Her’, Congress' Ram Analogy To Block Triple Talaq Bill Triggers Controversy

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Congress MP Hussain Dalwai triggered a massive controversy when he justified the blocking of triple talaq bill saying that “Shree Ram Chandra Ji once left Sita Ji after doubting her.”
  • The shocking remark came even as the triple talaq bill could not be tabled in Rajya Sabha 'due lack of broader consensus'

Congress MP Hussain Dalwai triggered a massive controversy when he justified the blocking of triple talaq bill saying that “Shree Ram Chandra Ji once left Sita Ji after doubting her.” Hussain Dalwai is a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra.

While commenting on the debate of triple talaq, he said,“Women are treated unfairly in all communities, not just Muslims, even Hindus, Christians, Sikhs etc. In every society, there is male domination. Even Shree Ram Chandra Ji once left Sita Ji after doubting her. So we need to change as a whole".

The shocking remark came even as the triple talaq bill could not be tabled in Rajya Sabha. 

"Triple talaq bill won't be tabled in this session due to lack of broader consensus", Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu informed. 

Earlier, the government was all set to table the triple talaq bill in the Parliament on Friday a day after approving an amendment to the bill. This was 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 was to re-introduce the bill where three changes have been proposed in the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill. However, due to the ruckus created by the opposition, the bill could not be tabled in this parliament session.

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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 gets 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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