Triple Talaq Bill Debate Pushed To January 2 Amid Disruptions In Rajya Sabha

As per a suggestion by TMC's Derek O'Brien, the Triple Talaq bill is to be referred to a joint select committee of the Rajya Sabha.

Triple Talaq Bill Debate Pushed To January 2 Amid Disruptions In Rajya Sabha

The Triple Talaq bill was passed by Lok Sabha on Thursday.

New Delhi:

Three days after the Triple Talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, the revised bill that will make instant Triple Talaq a punishable offence, was to be tabled for debate in the Rajya Sabha today, but will now be taken up on January 2 as the upper house was adjourned several times amid uproar in the house. The revised bill makes instant Triple Talaq - the practice of Muslim men to call for divorce by saying "Talaq" thrice- an offence with a jail term up to three years and a fine for the husband. As per a suggestion by TMC's Derek O'Brien, the bill is to be referred to a joint select committee of the Rajya Sabha. The Congress on the other hand said it won't allow the bill to be passed in its current form, and has made it mandatory for its lawmakers to attend today's session.

Here are the highlights of the Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha:

Dec 31, 2018 14:31 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till January 2, 2019 amid uproar over Triple Talaq Bill. 

Dec 31, 2018 14:11 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for 15 minutes amid disruptions over Triple Talaq bill
Dec 31, 2018 14:08 (IST)
Derek O Brien, TMC in Rajya Sabha: 

All Opposition parties unanimously have decided that this bill must be sent to the select committee

Dec 31, 2018 12:52 (IST)
Dec 31, 2018 12:27 (IST)
Triple Talaq Bill Faces Crucial Rajya Sabha Test Today: 10 Points
The revised bill to make instant Triple Talaq - the practice of Muslim men to instantly divorce their wives by uttering "Talaq" thrice -- a punishable offence will be placed in Rajya Sabha for debate and passing. The bill, passed by the Lok Sabha, faces the real test in the upper house of parliament where the government lacks the numbers. Contending that the bill targets the Muslim community, the opposition wants it go to a joint parliamentary committee for further scrutiny. The Congress said it won't allow the bill to be passed in its current form, and has made it mandatory for its lawmakers to attend today's session.
Dec 31, 2018 12:26 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Triple Ralaq bill: 

I appeal to them (TDP RS MPs) to obstruct the harassment of Muslims. All opposition parties should fight unitedly against the anti-Muslim attitude of BJP. The government forcibly imposing

TripleTalaq act is a danger for secularism and national integrity 
Dec 31, 2018 11:21 (IST)
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 was revised after it got stalled by the Rajya Sabha, but the government has not incorporated the changes demanded by the opposition, especially on the penal clause.

Dec 31, 2018 11:19 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm following disruptions in the house over several issues.  
Dec 31, 2018 11:18 (IST)
Meeting underway in Parliament, chaired by PM Narendra Modi. Party President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley & Home Minister Rajnath Singh present in the meeting. The Triple Talaq Bill is to be discussed during the meet. 

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