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  1. Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha Highlights: No consensus in House, law to criminalise instant divorce deferred to next session of Parliament

Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha Highlights: No consensus in House, law to criminalise instant divorce deferred to next session of Parliament

Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha LIVE Updates: The Modi government is set to introduce the historic Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha today that seeks to criminalise the instant practice of talaq by Muslim men.

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Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha LIVE Updates: The Modi government today deferred the introduction of the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha till the next Parliament session due to continuous uproar by the Congress-led opposition parties over alleged scam in the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. According to tv reports, the opposition parties sought more time to read the amendments that were introduced yesterday. As the House met at 2:30 pm, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu himself announced that “Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it”. Today is also the last day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Meanwhile, according to reports, the government is mulling to introduce an ordinance or an emergency executive order to enact the law that has been pending in the Rajya Sabha since December last year.

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15:13 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Government defers Triple Talaq Bill to next Parliament session

The Triple Talaq Bill that seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men has been deferred to the next Parliament as opposition parties created ruckus in the Rajya Sabha over their demand for a JPC probe into alleged scam in the purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France.

14:12 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Anti-triple talaq crusader Nida Khan to join BJP

Anti-triple talaq crusader Nida Khan, 24, has announced that she will join the BJP soon and will continue her fight demanding justice for Muslim women. Khan who herself is a victim of triple talaq, runs an NGO who have been given instant triple talaq.

13:58 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Vijay Goels slams opposition

MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said that the opposition was creating din in the House as they did not want the Triple Talaq Bill to be taken up for passage.

13:56 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Rafale deal a 'big scam', says Congress

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Rafale deal was a "big scam" and there should be a JPC probe into it. Congress Deputy leader Anand Sharma said whenever such issues have been released earlier during previous Congress rules, a JPC probe was ordered and reiterated his party's demand.

13:54 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Amendments circulated in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha will meet at 2:30 pm again. The House couldn't transact any business since the morning because of the opposition's uproar over alleged scam in the Rafale deal.

12:56 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Congress MP Hussain Dalwai clarifies his 'Lord Ram-Sita' remark
12:50 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has termed the Triple Talaq Bill as social justice legislation for Muslim women.

12:37 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Vijay Goel's appeal to opposition

MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel has urged opposition parties not to block the passage of the history bill in the Rajya Sabha and help governmentin enacting the law.

12:19 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 PM with noisy protest by Congress over setting up of JPC to probe alleged scam in Rafale deal.

12:15 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Government to bring ordinance ?

According to media reports, in case the Rajya Sabha fails to clear the Triple Talaq Bill, the government may bring an Ordinance or an emergency executive order to enact the law. Today is the last day of the 18-day long Monsoon Session of the parliament.

12:13 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
SC's observation on Triple talaq

In a landmark order, the Supreme Court had in 2017 banned the instant practice of triple talaq by Muslim men.

12:08 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
BJP issues three-line whip

The Bharatiya Janata Party has issued a three-line whip asking its members to be present in the Rajya Sabha when the Triple Talaq Bill is tabled. The bill is set to be tabled in the Upper House. On Thursday, the government had introduced three amendments to the Bill. Though the BJP is single largest party in the Rajya Sabha with 73 MPs, it lacks majority, and therefore it needs support of the Congress to pass the bill.

12:04 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha: Ananth Kumar asks Congress to clarify stand

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has asked the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi to clarify their stand on the Triple Talaq Bill. “The Congress party and Rahul Gandhi should justify their stand on the Bill. The party must explain why it is opposed to equality.”

11:51 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
What is triple talaq ?

Triple talaq is an Islamic practice that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by saying 'talaq' three times. The government's decision to abolish the centuries-old practice has been criticised many Muslim political leaders including AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi and Muslim clerics. They have been arguing that triple talaq law proposed by the Modi government is an interference in the Islamic personal law.

11:48 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Ananth Kumar tweets

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed that the bill will tabled in the Rajya Sabha today for a discussion and approval.

What is Triple Talaq? The triple talaq is a Islamic practice that allows Muslim men to call off their marriage by saying 'talaq' thrice. The Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in December last year during the Winter Session of the Parliament. The proposed law makes the practice a criminal offence.

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