Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha LIVE Updates: After disrupted Parliament proceedings in both Houses on Wednesday, it is likely that the triple talaq bill will witness similar protests from the Opposition benches. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday after the Opposition demanded that the draft regulation of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 be referred to a select committee. The government introduced the bill post 3 pm on Wednesday. Last week, the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha through a voice vote and is likely to come up for discussion today.The Congress and the BJP also indulged in a slugfest over the bill to ban instant triple talaq. While the Central government wanted to debate over the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, the Opposition wanted it to be sent to a Select Committee for scrutiny. The winter session of Parliament ends on Friday, January 5.
Track LIVE upates for Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha:
12:50 pm: Government has tabled demand for additional grants of Rs.80,000 crore for bank recapitalization in Lok Sabha.
12:27 pm: The bill can now be passed only in the next session of Parliament – the panel will have to be constituted and then it will scrutinise the bill and suggested changes, according to NDTV.
12:23 pm: Home minister Rajnath Singh says NRC work in Assam was going on under the directions of the Supreme Court. If anyone’s name is left out, he/she can appeal and it will be looked into.
12:12 pm: Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar answers questions on education sector. When questioned on the dropout rate by Chhaya Verma, Javadekar said one of the reasons was lack of toilets.
12:04 pm: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raja answers questions on Air Taxi Service around Delhi-NCR.
12:01 pm: The Rajya Sabha will take up short duration discussions on the state of economy, investment climate and job creation in the country and the need to address the challenge of rising unemployment, Hindustan Times reported.
11:48 am: Union Minister of State Social Justice Ramdas Athawale said, “We should not look at Dalit atrocities from a political lens.”
11:46 am: In context of Maharashtra violence, BJP MP Amar Shankar Sable said Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid made incendiary statements. “The Congress tries to connect every Dalit atrocity with Sangh. This too should be condemned like attacks against Dalits,” he said amid protests in the House.
11:38 am: Meanwhile, Ramdas Athawale says those who instigated and carried out the violence in Bhima Koregaon should be punished.
11:30 am: Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar appeals to the government to bring the situation to normalcy as quickly as possible, Kanimozhi of DMK seeks long-term solution to the issue of violence against Dalits.
11:22 am: Congress MP Rajni Patil gives notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over Bhima Koregaon violence.
11:23 am: At this juncture, the Rajya Sabha has taken up issue of violence in Bhima Koregaon in Maharashtra and is discussing on the matter
11:05 am: Government likely to send #TripleTalaq bill to select committee today, say reports.
11:02 am: Arun Jaitley lashed out at the Congress for “indirectly” opposing the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha and said Muslim women would continue to face injustice due to its attitude.
10:33 am: “We are certainly deeply distressed by the political hypocrisy of the Congress party. They supported (the bill) in the Lok Sabha…In Rajya Sabha, they ganged up with other political parties, and opposed it,” Prasad told a TV channel.
10:23 am: Asked about the fate of the bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “We will see tomorrow when it comes before Parliament.”
10:22 am” The Congress charged the ruling party with doing “politics” over the issue, saying it has nothing to offer to the hapless women.
10:20 am: While the government wanted a debate on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition wanted it to be sent to a Select Committee for scrutiny before it is a made a law.
10:19 am: Political parties on Wednesday indulged in a slugfest both inside and outside Parliament as a bill to ban instant triple talaq was tabled in the Rajya Sabha, amid uncertainty over its fate with only two days of the winter session being left.
10:11 am: Watch Video: Here is what BJP leader Ananth Kumar has to say on Triple Talaq
BJP leader Ananth Kumar on #TripleTalaqInRS pic.twitter.com/AjGsCfTCd1
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10:10 am: After the Triple Talaq bill failed to pass the Rajya Sabha today, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Even yesterday, triple talaq happened in UP. Congress which supported Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha, took a completely divergent view in Rajya Sabha. They supported it in LS in compulsion since they were less in no. Let the country know Cong’ hypocrisy & double standard.”
10:00 an: Congress leader Anand Sharma moved the notice to refer the bill to a select committee of Rajya Sabha. He even proposed the names of committee members following which the Upper House witnessed a stormy session.
9:40 am: Everyone wants the bill to not be rushed through. It is a very sensitive issue that should be thoroughly discussed. The Muslim Personal Law Board has objected to it, and Muslim women across the nation are protesting it: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed
9:30 am: “We condemn the statement by Law Minister, that we are raising Bhima Koregaon Violence issue to stall Triple Talaq Bill. We have been raising the issue of Dalit atrocities as this govt is anti-Dalit”: Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha.
9:13 am: “There are certain provisions in the bill that could harm families. This is what [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi ji wants. It is the mentality of Modi ji and ‘Sangh parivar’, because of which there have been efforts to insult Muslim community”, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad told ANI.
9:01 am: On January 2, sources in the two parties, Trinamool Congress and Left parties said that they would press for referring the triple talaq bill to a select committee when it comes up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha.
8:55 am: WATCH
8:52 am: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley had accused the Congress of “double standards” in its stand on the triple talaq bill, saying it was trying to stall the bill in the Rajya Sabha after supporting it in the Lok Sabha. Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party, the Union finance minister also said the government wanted a debate on the bill, which criminalises instant talaq, and its passage with a consensus like the GST bill, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters.
8:51 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon as several members sought to raise Bhima Koregaon violence issue.
8:38 am: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) thanked those parties in the Rajya Sabha that pressed for sending the bill against triple talaq to a select committee and hoped that they will stick to their stand.
8:28 am: Amid noisy scenes, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 for discussion and passage, but pandemonium broke out in the Upper House with the opposition creating an uproar and the BJP countering it vociferously.