Parliament Session highlights: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha, sent to Upper House

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Updated: July 25, 2019 9:37:27 pm

Triple Talaq Bill, Parliament Session highlights: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha that 345 cases of triple talaq has been reported since Supreme Court's August 2017 order.

Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha, Triple Talaq Bill passageThe Triple Talaq Bill will be taken up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament Today highlights: Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Talaq bill after it was discussed in the Lower House of the Parliament for a couple of hours. Oppositing the bil, while Congress suggested it to be sent to the standing against it, JDU voted against it. Both parties, along with Trinamool Congress walked out of the House when the voting was on. The bill was finally passed un Lok Sabha by 303 votes.

Earlier, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that that 345 cases of triple talaq has been reported since Supreme Court’s August 2017 order to declare the centuries-old practice as unconstitutional. Initiating the debate on the contentious triple talaq bill — The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, Prasad said that the top court had asked the government enact a law to check the cases of triple talaq.

The bill which seeks to criminalise the instant practice of triple talaq by Muslim men was reintroduced in the Lok Sabha by the Modi government in June. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had issued a three-line whip, directing its MPs to be present in the Lok Sabha today as the House will take up the bill for consideration and passage.

The BJP-led NDA government enjoys a strong majority in the Lok Sabha, making the passage of the bill a foregone conclusion. However, the government lacks a majority in the Rajya Sabha where it is set to face an uphill task as the opposition parties have a numerical advantage over the treasury benches. Some of the BJP’s allies, including the JD(U), have also expressed their reservation about the bill.

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    18:59 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq bill passed in Lok Sabha

    The Triple Talaq bill has been passed in Lok Sabha by 303 votes. While the Congress wanted the bill to be sent to the Satanding Committee, NDA ally JDU voted against it.  Both parties and Trinamool Congress walked out when the counting was on.

    18:20 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Voting begins on Triple Talaq

    The voting has began on triple Talaq bill. Before the voting, the house saw debates from a number of MPs from treasury as well as opposition benches. TMC has walked out.

    18:05 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Send Triple Talaq bill to Standing Committee: Congress

    The Congress has demanded that the triple talaq bill be sent to the Standing Committee for review. it said that the bill targets Muslim community of the country. Congress' Mohammad Jawed alleged that the intent of the government is not clean and it wants to sideline the muslim community.

    17:13 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Govt says bill must for gender justice

    Lok Sabha took up the contentious bill for consideration in order to to make the practice of instant triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband. Moving the bill for consideration, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the legislation was a must for gender equality and justice as despite an August 2017 Supreme Court verdict striking down the practice of instant triple talaq, women are being divorced by 'talaq-e-biddat'.

    16:47 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    JD (U) opposes bill

    Strongly objecting the contentious bill to make the practice of instant Triple Talaq illegal, NDA ally JD(U) has said it will create a lack of trust in the society and walked out of the House. Stating his party does not support the Bill, Rajiv Ranjan Singh told the Lok Sabha that it will 'create a lack of trust in the mind of the society.'

    16:23 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Bill about women, don't make it about religion: Kirron Kher

    BJP Member of Parliament Kirron Kher asks Congress s to why triple talalq was not banned when they were in power. During her speech, Kherspeaks about unreported cases of triple Talaq.

    16:09 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Discussion on Triple Talaq bill on

    The discussion on the Triple Talaq on in the Lok sabha .  AIMIM  leader Asaduddin Owaisi says government against women on the issue. Asks what purpose will the bill serve.

    15:16 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq bill: BJD supports government

    Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has supported the government but with a caveat. The Naveen Patnaik-led party wants the government to address certain issues such as the issue of maintenance. In Lok Sabha, BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty said, "Our party supports the Govt as far as the letter and intent of the bill is concerned, but certain issues including the issue of maintenance need to be addressed."

    15:05 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    JDU will not support Triple Talaq Bill: JDU MP

    Janata Dal (United) has opposed the Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha. JDU MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh said that his party will not support the bill as it will create distrust in a particular community.

    13:57 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

    Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm after an initial discussion on public matters. The government is expected to take up Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill in the Upper House today.

    13:43 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple talaq bill: No political motive, says BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi

    BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi attacked the Congress and its allies for questioning government over the triple talaq bill. She said that the bill has no political motive and is focused on eliminating the grievances of Muslim women due to age old law. She said that whenever bold and revolutionary bills are introduced in the house, they have faced severe criticism.

    13:41 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Re-promulgation of an ordinance is misuse of power: NK Premachandran

    NK Premachandran (RSP) Kollam, Kerala said that repromulgation of an ordinance is a fraud and misuse of power and against the Supreme Court rules. 'The (triple talaq) buill is the BJP's agenda," he said.

    13:20 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Revolutionary Socialist Party questions why not jail for Hindu husbands?

    Revolutionary Socialist Party MP NK Premachandran questioned why the government is not enforcing imprisonment for divorce in the Hindu and Christian communities? Why alone in Muslim community? This is discrimination against Muslim community.

    12:57 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    345 cases of triple talaq after SC ruling: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Lok Sabha said that after Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq, 345 cases of triple talaq have come to light till 24th July 2019.

    12:45 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Government shouldn't interfere with internal matter, says SP's ST Hasan

    Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan said that he will oppose the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha. "I am against Triple Talaq bill. Government shouldn't interfere with internal matter of any religion. A small sect, followers of Abu Hanifa, practices Triple Talaq. Decision should be left with girl and her parents, if nikah receipt states they are (boy's side) followers of sect. The criminality clause provides for 3-year-imprisonment and remuneration from man to the wife, how will he provide remuneration if he is in jail? A Muslim will go to jail for 3 years and others for 1 year, is this justice??

    12:20 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Why Asaduddin Owaisi is opposing Triple Talaq Bill?

    AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi is opposing the law, noting that abandoning a wife attracted up to one year jail term under the Hindu Marriage Act. He has questioned  why Muslim men had to undergo harsher punishment for the same crime. He has argued that the Bill violates Articles 14 (equality) and 15 (against discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, race, sex, etc of the Constitution.

    11:27 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Congress MP K Suresh moves Adjournment Motion Notice over increase in crime against tribals, dalits

    Congress MP K Suresh has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over increase in crime against tribals and dalits in Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh).

    11:26 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Kanimozhi gives Adjournment Motion notice in LS

    Meanwhile, DMK MP Kanimozhi has given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'EWS (Economically Weaker Section) quota to deprive youth from SC, ST, OBC sections from employment in central govt and public institutions.'

    11:23 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Congress against criminality clause in triple talaq, says MP K Suresh

    Congress MP K Suresh questioned the government for keeping its decision on triple talaq bill secret. "Yesterday night they put in Triple Talaq Bill in today's agenda and postponed National Medical Commission Bill and DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill without knowledge of opposition. Why are they keeping it secret & putting in agenda at night? As far as Triple Talaq Bill is concerned, Criminality Clause maybe misused by police & govt. So we'll strongly oppose Criminality Clause. If the govt sticks to that, we'll ask for division."

    11:13 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Congress, allies to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha

    News agency ANI tweeted that the Congress has spoken to all allies of UPA and all of them have agreed to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha today.

    10:12 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Law to give justice to victims of triple talaq: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    While introducing the Triplr Talaq Bill in The Lok Sabha in June, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said people elected the government to make laws and it was their duty to do so. He also said that parliamentarians should not become judges. "The law is to give justice to the victims of triple talaq... as per information, a total of 543 cases of triple talaq came to light after 2017. Of them, 229 came after the Supreme Court judgment (declaring the practice unconstitutional) and only 31 after an ordinance on the issue was issued," he said.

    09:28 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Congress issues whip to MPs to present in Rajya Sabha

    Meanwhile, the Congress party has issued whip to its MPs in Rajya Sabha to be present in the House today.

    09:27 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    RS: BJP MPs give Zero Hour notices over simultaneous elections, problems due to increasing population

    In the Rajya Sabha, BJP MPs Saroj Pandey and Ajay Pratap Singh have given Zero Hour notices over 'Simultaneous elections' and 'problems due to increasing population in the country', respectively.

    09:01 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill seeks to declare talaq-e-biddat void and illegal

    The Triple Talaq Bill makes all declaration of talaq, including in written or electronic form, to be void and illegal. It defines talaq as talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq as the practice under Muslim personal laws where pronouncement of the word "talaq" thrice in one sitting by a Muslim man to his wife results in an instant and irrevocable divorce.

    08:38 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill: BJP issues three-line whip to MPs

    BJP issues three-line whip to its all Lok Sabha MPs to ensure they remain present inside the House when the division is done on the legislation. The BJP government has numbers in the Lok Sabha and is set to sail through the Lower house smoothly.

    08:16 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Ordinance promulgated twice

    The Modi government had promulgated the Ordinance on triple talaq twice -- in September 2018 and in January 2019. The decision to promulgate the Ordinance was taken as the contentious bill remained pending in the Rajya Sabha.

    08:07 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    First Triple Talaq Bill introduced in December 2017

    The Bill proposes to make the practice of instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) a penal offence. It was first introduced in December 2017 but was pending in the Rajya Sabha. The bill had lapsed owing to dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month.

    08:05 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill to replace Ordinance

    This is the first Bill to be introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha. It was introduced to replace an ordinance issued earlier this year by the previous BJP-led NDA government.

    08:03 (IST)25 Jul 2019
    Triple Talaq Bill reintroduced in Lok Sabha

    The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on June 21 by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad amidst opposition by the opposition parties. The was reintroduced in the Lowe House as it was owing to dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha in May this year.

    Triple Talaq Bill debate Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha today.The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on June 21 by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The bill seeks to to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a punishable offence under the IPC. The bill was tabled amidst the opposition's criticism that it will harm Muslim families and that it was discriminatory. Speaker Om Birla sought a voice vote and ruled that the Bill could be introduced in the House. The Bill was introduced after 186 MPs voted in favour and 74 against it. The Bill was introduced in December 2017 but was pending in the Rajya Sabha and had lapsed owing to dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha in May this year. As per the rules, the government will have to again pass the bill from the Lok Sabha send it to Rajya Sabha for final approval. One the bill is cleared by the Upper House, the government will send it to President Ram Nath Kovind for final assent. The Modi government had promulgated the Ordinance on triple talaq twice -- in September 2018 and in January 2019, as the contentious bill remained pending in the Rajya Sabha.
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