Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: On Last Day Of Current Session, Centre Plans To Pass Triple Talaq Bill

If the bill is cleared by the upper house today, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments. The bill will be discussed after 1:30 pm today. The Congress also decided to protest the Rafale deal in Parliament today.

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Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE Updates: On Last Day Of Current Session, Centre Plans To Pass Triple Talaq Bill

Centre plans to pass the triple talaq bill on the last day of the monsoon session of parliament today

New Delhi: 

On the last day of the current Monsoon Session of Parliament today, members will discuss the crucial triple talaq bill. The bill, which was debated during the previous session, has been amended by the government considering suggestions made by other parties. Today, the government looks to pass the bill in Parliament. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters last evening, that the Union Cabinet has approved three amendments to the 'Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill' which has been cleared by Lok Sabha and pending approval of Rajya Sabha. If the bill is cleared by the upper house today, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments. The bill will be discussed after 1:30 pm today. The Congress also decided to protest the Rafale deal in Parliament today.

Here are the LIVE Updates from the last day of the monsoon session of parliament:


Aug 10, 2018
12:29 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till 2:30 PM

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2:30 pm after noisy protests by the Congress over setting up of Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the Rafale deal
Aug 10, 2018
12:21 (IST)
Provision of bail was one of the demands of the opposition parties. The proposed law would only be applicable on instant triple talaq or 'talaq-e-biddat' and it would give power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children. A woman can also seek the custody of her minor childrenfrom the magistrate who will take a final call on the issue.
Aug 10, 2018
12:20 (IST)
Ravi Shankar Prasad highlighted that in 2017, a total of 389 cases of instant triple talaq were reported. Between January and August this year, 229 cases were reported. "This shows that the bill is required even after the Supreme Court struck down triple talaq as illegal." Even after the bill was introduced, 160 cases were reported, he said.
Aug 10, 2018
12:16 (IST)
Law Minister Questions Congress, BSP And Trinamool Congress' Stand On Triple Talaq Bill

Questioning whether the Congress, the BSP and the Trinamool Congress would continue to oppose the triple talaq bill, even after insertion of provision of bail, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Under the Dowry Act, Muslims and others go to jail...they are also jailed under the Domestic Violence Act...then why oppose jail only for triple talaq," he said.

He said the bill should not be opposed by Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee as it seeks to achieve gender equality.
Aug 10, 2018
12:12 (IST)
Amendments Made To The Triple Talaq Bill - Amendment 3

The third amendment to the bill makes the offence of instant triple talaq "compoundable". Now, a magistrate can use his powers to settle the dispute between a husband and his wife. Under a compoundable offence, both parties have the liberty of withdrawing the case. Giving instant triple talaq will continue to be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
Aug 10, 2018
12:10 (IST)
Amendments Made To The Triple Talaq Bill - Amendment 2

Another amendment to the triple talaq bill makes it clear that the police would lodge FIR only if approached by the victim (wife), her blood relations or people who become her relatives by virtue of her marriage. "This would settle fears that even a neighbour can file FIR as is the cases in any cognisable offence. This would check misuse," Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Aug 10, 2018
12:08 (IST)
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that a provision has been added to allow the magistrate to grant bail "after hearing the wife".

"But the offence of instant triple talaq under the proposed law remains non-bailable," he clarified.

According to news agency PTI, sources later said, that the magistrate would ensure that bail is granted only after the husband agrees to grant compensation to the wife as provided in the bill.

The quantum of compensation will be decided by the magistrate, as per the bill. "There were fears and we have plugged the holes...nothing has been done under pressure," Mr Prasad said in response to a question last evening.

Aug 10, 2018
12:05 (IST)
While the proposed law will remain "non-bailable'', the accused can approach a magistrate even before trial to seek bail. Under a non-bailable law, bail cannot be granted by police at the police station itself.
Aug 10, 2018
12:03 (IST)
Seeking to allay fears that a proposed law which makes the practice of instant triple talaq illegal and imposes a jail term of up to three years on the husband could be misused, the government on Thursday approved certain safeguards in it such as adding a provision of bail for the accused before trial.
Aug 10, 2018
12:02 (IST)
If the bill is cleared by the upper house today, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments. The bill will be discussed at 1:30 pm today. The Congress also decided to protest the Rafale deal in Parliament today.
Aug 10, 2018
12:01 (IST)
Today, the government looks to pass the bill in Parliament. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters last evening, that the Union Cabinet has approved three amendments to the 'Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill' which has been cleared by Lok Sabha and pending approval of Rajya Sabha.
Aug 10, 2018
12:01 (IST)
On the last day of the current Monsoon Session of Parliament today, members will discuss the crucial triple talaq bill. The bill, which was debated during the previous session, has been amended by the government considering suggestions made by other parties.
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