Triple Talaq Bill in RS today; Cong, others set to oppose it

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Dec 2018 11:00:22


By Payal Banerjee ,


THE contentious Triple Talaq Bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, even as the Congress has said it will not allow its passage in the present form.

The ruling BJP has issued a whip in the Upper House asking its members to be present. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will table the Bill in the UpperHouse.TheBillwascleared by the Lok Sabha -- 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it -- on Thursday amid a walkout by the Opposition.

Prasad had on Friday claimed the Bill will find support in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA lacks numbers. The Bill is listed in the Rajya Sabha’s legislative agenda for Monday. VIJAY GOEL REACHES OUT TO ALL PARTIES FOR PASSAGE OF TRIPLE TALAQ BILL IN RS: A DAY before introduction of the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha,UnionMinisterVijayGoel onSunday reached out to all parties seeking their support for its passage.

“It is hightimewe ensure justice to our Muslims isters.They have went through so much pain because of this in human practice of Triple Talaq,” Goel said here. Goel, who hails from Chandani Chowk in New Delhi, said he has personally witnessed how Muslim women suffered due to Triple Talaq.