PM Modi Appeals For Consensus On Triple Talaq Bill


New Delhi: The land mark ‘triple talaq’ bill is to be tabled in the Parliament on Thursday . The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, seeks to criminalise the practice of triple talaq. The bill will be tabled by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for a consensus in passage of the bill on making instant triple talaq a punishable offence, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has said.

Briefing reporters on the proceedings of the weekly BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, he said the prime minister appealed for a consensus in passage of the ‘Muslim women Protection of Rights on Marriage’ Bill. He said the Bill, set to be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

On Thursday, seeks to provide gender justice, respect and security for Muslim women. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad briefed BJP members on the various aspects and provisions of the draft law.

Kumar said on Thursday is a “historic day” as the government headed by Modi is bringing in the bill which is a major reform initiative.

Responding to a question on consensus on the legislation in Rajya Sabha where the opposition has an upper hand, Kumar said after its passage in Lok Sabha, the government will initiate the process of evolving a consensus in the upper house. He said the process, in fact has already begun.