Parliament Highlights: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says don’t want to interfere with Sharia, calls Triple Talaq Bill historic

By: | Updated: December 28, 2017 6:20 PM

The Triple Talaq Bill is being tabled in Lok Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the bill saying, "This law is for women's rights and justice."

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defends the Triple Talaq Bill

Sushma Swaraj speech in Parliament live updates: The Triple Talaq Bill is being tabled in Lok Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the bill saying, “This law is for women’s rights and justice.” Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says the Congress supports the bill but ‘certain lacunae’ must be rectified. Asaduddin Owaisi said, in the Lok Sabha that the Triple Talaq Bill violates fundamental rights and lacks legal coherence. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a blistering attack on Pakistan over the ill treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother. She assured both the Houses that the Government is making all efforts on Kulbhushan Jadhav release. She accused Pakistan of betrayal saying, “It was specifically agreed upon by both sides that media will not be allowed to come close to the family but Pakistani press not only came close to them but also harassed them and hurled taunts at them.” The Upper House expressed concern over the serious issue. The meeting between Jadhav and his mother and wife took place on December 25 at the Pakistani foreign affairs ministry in Islamabad after repeated requests by India for family access. Jadhav, who was arrested in March, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying, an accusation that India has dismissed as concocted.

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06: 10 pm: #TripleTalaq should be banned, and I support the bill being brought to ban it: Gul Afshan, a resident of Rampur’s Azimnagar who said her husband gave her #TripleTalaq because she woke up late in the morning

05: 53 pm: This slogan ‘Islam khatre mein hai’ was used before independence to divide India and is now being used to divide society, poison is being spread: MJ Akbar,Union Minister in Lok Sabha

05: 49 pm: What is the credibility of All India Muslim Personal Law Board? Who chose them to be community representatives? : Union Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar in Lok Sabha

05: 21 pm: Like SC said dowry law was being misused and instant arrest must not be done, can we be confident that same will not be done in #TripleTalaq cases? I think we need to discuss this: Supriya Sule,NCP in Lok Sabha

04: 50 pm: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) decides to drag the Centre to the court on the proposed Triple Talaq Bill.

04: 48 pm: Tathagata Satpathy, BJD MP from Denkanal, Odisha, says proposed Triple Talaq Bill can lead to bigger crimes.

04: 40 pm: “Why didn’t UPA end medieval laws,” BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi asked in Lok Sabha as the Lower House discussed the bill on triple talaq.

04: 24 pm: Those opposing the law against triple talaq are speaking language of personal law: Meenakshi Lekhi

04: 17 pm: Women are the biggest minority in this country. This is why they have been oppressed in the way they have. It is high time we do away practices that oppress women. Those opposing the law against triple talaq are speaking language of personal law: Meenakshi Lekhi

04: 09 pm: Talaq-e-biddat has nothing to do with religion. It is customary. There should be a law for maulavis witnessing this kind of talaq: Meenakshi Lekhi

04: 00 pm: Will the govt create a corpus to provide maintenance to divorced women waiting for compensation?: Sushmita Dev, Congress in Lok Sabha Triple Talaq Bill

3: 51 pm: This Bill is bringing a matter like divorce which is in civil jurisdiction into  criminal jurisdiction – if you criminalise this & make it a cognizable, non bailable offence, what happens to the subsistence allowance that a woman gets: Sushmita Dev,Congress on #TripleTalaqBill

3: 49 pm: I thank Kharge ji for supporting the Govt on Triple Talaq Bill, whatever suggestions they have they should tell us here, if fine we can incorporate them in the law: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister in Lok Sabha

3: 45 pm: All of us are supporting this bill, but there are certain lacunae which should and can be rectified in the standing committee,we can sit together and sort out in a time bound manner: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress in Lok Sabha

3: 42 pm: We must understand pain of Muslim women. Today morning I read news that a woman in Rampur was given talaq by her husband just because she woke up late: RS Prasad

3: 35 pm: About 100 cases of Triple Talaq have come to light after Supreme Court’s verdict: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha

3: 21 pm: “Even countries like Pakistan have regulated triple talaq. A large number of other Islamic countries have regulated triple talaq as well. If they can do so, why can’t we as a secular country do so?” asks Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha.

02: 55 pm: By March 2019, all homes in the country will be provided uninterrupted 24-hour power supply throughout the year, Power Minister R K Singh said today. Singh said by December 2018, 1,694 villages, which are yet to be electrified, will have electricity connection and works in this regard has been going on. All homes will get 24-hour power by March 2019, he said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

02: 39 pm: Bill on National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special provisions) Second Amendment Bill 2017 has been tabled in Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha had passed the bill on Wednesday.

02: 18 pm: This is a historic day, victims have suffered for years and they have been rewarded for their patience. Request all MPs to help pass Triple Talaq Bill : Shaista Ambar, All India Muslim Women’s Personal Law Board

02: 11 pm: People who run the Muslim Personal Law Board by remote control are the ones opposing it in the Parliament: Mohsin Raza, UP Minister on Triple Talaq Bill.

02: 05 pm: Those who oppose the bill have a regressive mindset. This law is progressive: Kiren Rijiju, BJP told News 18

01: 57 pm: Congress will support Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament but will raise the issue of criminal provisions in the bill, sources confirmed ANI.

01: 39 pm: “Congress supports the Supreme Court’s judgment. Triple talaq should definitely go but as far as the bill is concerned, it will be scrutinised by the Parliamentary committee. If there are difficulties in the provisions that will be dealt with. Congress is definitely supporting triple talaq bill but the provisions will be scrutinised,” says Manish Tiwari to CNN-News18.

01: 10 pm: During Question Hour, Ajay Kumar Mishra of the BJP demands use of Hindi and regional languages in courts.

01: 01 pm: Today we are creating history, this is a law about the pride of women. This Bill is for women’s justice and respect: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

12: 50 am: This law is for women’s rights & justice & not regarding any prayer, ritual or religion: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha.

12: 47 am: This bill is flawed, there are many internal contradictions in the Bill :BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab in Lok Sabha

12: 43 am: Triple Talaq Bill needs to be strengthened in favour of women: Congress in Lok Sabha

12: 35 am: This bill violates fundamental rights and lacks legal coherence: Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha

12: 33 am:  is being tabled in Lok Sabha.

12: 31 am: Thank God they didn’t say there was a bomb in her (Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife) shoes! If for security reasons she was made to take off her shoes, they should have returned them when she was leaving but no, they had to commit some sort of cruelty: EAM Sushma Swaraj

12: 29 am: There is an uproar in Lok Sabha as the opposition wishes to ask questions to EAM Sushma Swaraj but the speaker Sumitra Mahajan has shut down the request saying, “There cannot be questions raised on a statement.

12: 23 am: The meeting was started in absence of the Deputy High Commissioner, if he would have seen how clothes of the family members were changed, he would have registered protest there and then: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha.

12: 17 am: Pak Foreign Office is set to hold a press conference at 5:30 pm IST. The dept will be responding to India’s claims that #KulbhushanJadhav’s family was mistreated. Pak FO will also clarify its stand on taking away Jadhav’s wife’s shoes and not returning them.

12: 12 am: It was specifically agreed upon by both sides that media will not be allowed to come close to the family but Pakistani press not only came close to them but also harassed them and hurled taunts at them: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha

12: 08 am: Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm due to the ruckus by the Congress.

12: 06 am: The Congress party uproars in the Rajya Sabha over Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde’s comments against the Constitution. The Congress MPs are demanding a point of order in Question Hour. However, Chariman Venkaiah Naidu refused to allow it.

11: 48 am: Representative Members from various parties register their condemnation of the treatment meted out to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu is in the Chair.

11: 43 am: Pakistan does not know how to treat the citizens of another country. The ill-treatment given to Jadhav’s mother and wife is not only with his family but it was against 130 crore people of India: Ghulam Nabi Azad

11: 40 am: Union Minister Ramdas Athavale thanks the Congress for supporting the government.

11: 36 am: Misbehaviour of Pakistan with wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav was misbehavior with all Indians. Regardless of political differences, when it comes to nation’s dignity & another country misbehaves with our mothers & sisters, it will not be tolerated,” said Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress in Rajya Sabha

11: 33 am: The entire House unanimously criticised Pakistan’s ill-treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

11: 31 am: Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother was not allowed to speak in Marathi, 2 Pakistani officials present in the meeting kept stopping her repeatedly but when she continued, the intercom was switched off: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha.

11: 29 am: Jadhav Ji’s mother who only wears a saree was forced to wear salwar-kurta. Bindi, bangles & mangalsutras of both mother & wife were removed. Both the married women were made to like widows: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha

11: 27 am: Meeting started without our envoy; no humanity and no compassion showed to Jadhav’s mother and wife, says Sushma

11: 24 am: A meeting of a mother with her son & a wife with her husband was turned into a propaganda tool by Pakistan :EAM Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha

11: 22 am: Pakistan’s conspiracy theory about wife’s shoes is absurd. The Media (Pakistani) was allowed to harass family.

11: 20 am: Sushma Swaraj said, “Jadhav asked about dad after seeing mother without Mangalsutra. Pakistan strip-searched mother and wife without informing us.”

11: 18 am: Family’s security put at risk despite assurance by Pakistan, says Sushma. She accused Pakistan of betraying India.

11: 15 am: She lashed out at Pakistan saying that both mother and wife were forced to change clothes.

11: 13 am: We got ICJ to stop Jadhav’s execution, says Sushma Swaraj. Pakistan used this meeting to further its propaganda, adds Sushma.


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