Triple Talaq Bill Highlights: Victory of gender justice, says PM Modi after Rajya Sabha passes Bill

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Updated:Jul 31, 2019 3:45:22 pm

Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha HIGHLIGHTS: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday afternoon tabled the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha amid protests by the opposition MPs.

Parliament Session Live, Triple Talaq BillThe Bill was tabled by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for consideration and passage.

Triple Talaq Bill 2019, Parliament Session Highlights: The Triple Talaq Bill or The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill 2019 was passed after hours of debate in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill was tabled by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for consideration and passage. The SP and BSP MPs were not present in the House. The AIADMK staged a walkout and some TDP and TRS members decided not to vote with the opposition on the Bill. Top NCP leaders Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel were also not present in the House during the vote.

While 99 MPs voted for the Bill, 84 opposed it. The Modi government has 113 MPs but its alliance partner JDU opposed the bill. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of Naveen Patnaik had already announced that it will support the Narendra Modi-led government on the bill. The AIADMK which has 11 members in the House walked out at the time of voting. The reports suggest that the Congress had not even issued a whip to vote on the crucial Bill.

The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote amidst a walkout by Congress, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, DMK and others last week. The bill seeks to criminalise instant divorce by Muslim men and has a provision of three years jail for the guilty. The bill was the first draft legislation tabled by the Modi government in this first session after it took the oath of office for a second term in May.

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    21:37 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill an assault on Muslims: Asaduddin Owaisi

    AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that the Triple Talaq Bill should be seen only as one part of many attacks on Muslims since 2014. 

    20:58 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    WATCH: Sharad Pawar evades question on skipping voting on Bill

    Triple Talaq Bill: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar evades the question when asked about him being absent in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday during voting for Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019.

    #WATCH Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar evades question when asked about him being absent in Rajya Sabha today during voting for Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/Ljv7zMQSUQ

    20:18 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Congres questions relevance of bill

    The Congress today said there was no need to criminalise the practice of triple talaq which had been struck down by the Supreme Court. Rajya Sabha approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the contentious legislation was passed by the Upper house after BJD extended support and NDA constituents JD(U) and AIADMK walking out.

    20:03 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill to punish Muslims: Mehbooba Mufti

    Mehbooba Mufti: Fail to understand the need to pass the triple talaq bill especially since the Supreme Court had already declared it illegal. Undue interference seemingly to punish Muslims. Given the current state of the economy, should this really have been a priority?

    19:49 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Today is a great day for India’s democracy: Amit Shah on passage of Triple Talaq Bill

    Home Minister Amit Shah says that today was a great day for India's democracy. 

    19:29 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Parliament corrects a historical wrong: PM Modi after Rajya Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill

    Prime Minister Modi hailed the passage of Triple Talaq Bill by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

    'An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history! Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society. India rejoices today!' he said.  

    19:18 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    It's a historic mistake: Raj Babbar on Triple Talaq Bill passage

    Raj Babbar, Congress on #TripleTalaqBill passed in Rajya Sabha: This is a setback for family law. Civil law has been made criminal law. It's a historic mistake.

    19:04 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Today is a historic day: Ravi Shankar Prasad after passage of Triple Talaq Bill

    Ravi Shankar Prasad: Today is a historic day.  Both the Houses have given justice to Muslim women. This is the beginning of a transforming India. 

    Triple Talaq Bill was passed today in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was supported by 99 MPs, while 84 members opposed it.  

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    18:47 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

    The Triple Talaq Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. 99 MPs voted for the Bill, while 84 members opposed it. The AIADMK which had 11 members in the House walked out of the House. The SP and NCP also skipped the voting on the Bill. 

    18:31 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill LIVE | Bill won't go to the select committee

    Disposal of reference of amendment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 to the select committee has been rejected with 84 'Ayes' and 100 'Noes'.

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    18:13 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Voting on Triple Talaq Bill shortly

    The voting for the Triple Talaq Bill shortly. The BSP and AIADMK walked out of the House as they opposed the Bill. The BJD has supported the Bill, while the BJP's own ally JD(U) is not supporting the Bill.  

    17:59 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill LIVE

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha: You spoke a lot today Ghulam Nabi sa'ab. you won 400 seats in 1986. There have been 9 Lok Sabha elections after that, you did not get the majority in any of them. Think why did that happen? You were 44 in 2014, 52 today. In 1986 you rose to 400, Shah Bano's case happened in 1986 & you never received a majority after that. I am giving you a food for thought. 

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    17:52 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Ravi Shankar Prasad's response on Triple Talaq Bill

    Ravi Shankar Prasad: The Congress brought several bills for Hindu women even made dowry non-bailable offence in 1986. But in the same year, the Congress did not do justice with Shah Bano...We never said that we are bringing this bill because of the Supreme Court order. I met several Muslims women who shared their stories...should I ask them to read the judgement?

    16:51 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    CPI(M) on Triple Talaq Bill

    CPI(M) on Triple Talaq Bill: It is a dark day. The government is targeting a community the way Hitler and Mussolini did. The Bill itself says Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill. Why not Hindu women? Why not Christian women? Why only they want to protect only Muslim women? This government is not bringing bill on lynching but it is eager to protect Muslim Bill.

    16:10 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Send the Bill to Standing Committee: BSP

    BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra on Triple Talaq Bill: The Supreme Court has already said that Triple Talaq Bill is void which means it is non-existent. But by bringing this law, you (government) are bringing it into existent. Who will pay compensation to the victim (woman) if the husband is in jail? You could have mentioned that the government will give compensation. The Bill has a three-year jail term. But what that what happened. Can they remain husband and wife after three years? This Bill will destroy a family. 

    BSP member Satish Chandra Mishra said the record had to be set straight as a wrong impression had been created in the media that the party had boycotted it. Photo: PTI/TV Grab

    15:54 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    AIADMK on Tiple Talaq Bill

    AIADMK Rajya Sabha Floor Leader A Navaneethakrishnan on BIll: We are against the Triple Talaq Bill. So, at the time of voting, we will walk out.

    15:44 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Tripe Talaaq Bill is politically motivated: Congress

    Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tripe Talaaq Bill in Rajya Sabha: This law is politically motivated, so minorities are occupied in fighting amongst themselves. Husband and wife will hire lawyers against each other, land will be sold in order to pay lawyers. By the time jail term will be over, they'll be bankrupt. When they will come out of jail they will either commit suicide or become dacoits and thieves, that is the intention of your bill.

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    15:37 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Ghulam Nabi Azad on Triple Talaq Bill

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Triple Talaq Bill: The Bill is for protection of rights on marriage but the real motive is the destruction of families.

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    14:46 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Govt on Triple Talaq Bill
    12:59 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    JD(U) stages walkout from Rajya Sabha

    The Janata Dal (United) of Nitish Kumar staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha as soon as the triple talaq bill was tabled by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The JD(U) has six MPs in the Upper House.

    12:38 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq bill matter of gender justice, dignity and equality: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Tabling the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that this is a matter of gender justice, dignity and equality. Prasad asked the opposition MPs to support the legislatiob.

    12:09 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tables Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha. The bill seeks to criminalise instant divorce by Muslim men and has a provision of three years jail for the guilty. 

    11:44 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Unnao accident: Govt investigating with impartialitym says Pralhad Joshi

    On Unnao accident, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the Lok Sabha 'it should not be politicised'. "The CBI inquiry is already underway, FIR has been registered. Government is investigating with impartiality," he said.

    11:25 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Unnao accident: Congress wants statement from Home Minister Amit Shah

    Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, 'We demand that Home Minister comes to the House and gives a statement. What kind of a society are we talking about, where such an incident (accident of Unnao rape case victim in Raebareli) happened with the victim.'

    11:23 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Unnao incident blot on civilised society, says Adhir Ranjan in Lok Sabha

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha said that people of India are feeling ashamed today due to Unnao incident. "It is a blot on civilized society, where a minor girl was gangraped. A truck hit victim's car and killed a witness, victim and her lawyer are in critical condition," he said.

    11:12 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Ravi Shankar Prasad to table triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

    Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad to table "The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm, today.

    11:11 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    SP, TMC MPs protest in front od Gandhi statue in Parliament

    Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party and TMC MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the Parliament premises over "attack on Unnao rape victim & ex-soldier beaten to death (in Amethi, UP)"

    11:10 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Congress moves Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha

    Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and 5 other party MPs give Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "gruesome crimes against women, a matter of great concern (in connection with Unnao)".

    11:08 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    VG Siddhartha missing: BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje writes to Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh

    BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah, submits a letter to him, seeking help of central government to trace missing founder & owner of Cafe Coffee Day VG Siddhartha. Karandlaje has also written to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking help of central government to trace Siddhartha.

    11:07 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today afternoon

    Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. "We have 11 bills pending to be passed today. So far, 15 bills have been passed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. 6 bills have been passed only in Lok Sabha and 4 bills only in Rajya Sabha," he said.

    11:05 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Tripel talaq bill in Rajya Sabha: Who stands where

    The BJP has 113 MPs in the Rajya Sabha while the UPA has 68 MPs. There are 42 MPs who oppose the BJP's ideology. The BJP needs support of eight more MPs to go past the halfway mark of 121.

    10:54 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq Bill: Modi govt hopes to surprise opposition in Rajya Sabha again

    The opposition parties' unity will be tested on Tuesday when Rajya Sabha takes up the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill, 2019. The Modi government hopes to surprise the opposition once again in the Upper House just like it managed to sail through the Rajya Sabha when the RTI (Amendment) Bill was tabled. The lack of proper coordination in the opposition helped the government to clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle.

    10:14 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    JD(U) to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha

    BJP's key ally Janata Dal (United) has said that it will oppose the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha. Party spokesperson KC Tyagi said that the bill is of 'imposing nature' and will definitely create a lack of trust in society. “We will oppose the bill,” he said. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:10 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Bills tol be tabled during extended tenure of Parliament

    Other bills that will be brought in the extended session include The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019; the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019; the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 also called anti-terrorism bill; the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019; the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill. The other legislations that the government intends to bring during the extended tenure include the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill; the Consumer Protection Bill, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants), the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, the Code on Wages Bill and the National Institute of Design Bill.

    09:59 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Amit Shah to hold meeting on J&K today

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah to hold a meeting on Jammu and Kashmir today, news agency ANi reported. BJP Working President, JP Nadda, BJP General Secretary (Organizations) BL Santosh, J&K BJP president Ravinder Rana and former J&K Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta to attend the meeting.

    09:57 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha: TMC issues whip to its MPs

    All India Trinamool Congress issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House today and following two days. The TMC has 13 MPs in the Upper House.

    09:55 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    BJP Parliamentary Party meeting underway at Parliament

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Prahlad Joshi arrive for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament premises. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also reached the Parliament for the meeting.

    09:42 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    What is Triple Talaq Bill?

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, seeks to criminalise the act of instant divorce among Muslims with a three-year jail sentence for men who practice triple talaq. The triple talaq was declared illegal by the Supreme Court in August 2017.

    09:20 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha: Congress issues whip to its MPs

    The Congress party on Tuesday morning issued whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs, ensuring their presence in the Upper House where the Modi government will table the contentious Triple Talaq Bill.

    09:13 (IST)30 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill LIVE: Why opposition is against the law?

    The opposition parties are opposing the triple talaq bill moved by the Modi government. They have accused the BJP government of singling out a community. The opposition parties like the Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK, Samajwadi Party, BSP and others are demanding to send the bill to a select committee.

    Triple Talaq BIll live updates Triple Talaq BIll in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.The Lok Sabha had on July 25 passed the contentious Triple Talaq Bill amidst a walkout by opposition parties including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK and others. The opposition has been accusing the Modi government of singling out a community. The bill seeks to criminalise instant talaq by Muslim men and has a provision of three years for the guilty.