Triple Talaq Bill Fails To Sail Through Rajya Sabha


New Delhi: On the last day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, the govt hopes to end the stalemate over the contentious Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill that makes triple talaq (instance divorce) or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence.

Both the govt and the Opposition led by Congress are locked in a standoff in the Rajya Sabha over the Triple Talaq Bill that sailed through the lower house on December 28.

The Congress party wants the government to make certain amendments in the bill and said the face-off could be resolved if the government agreed to make provisions for providing financial aid to Muslim women divorced through instant triple talaq, and their families.

The Opposition insisted the government to send the bill to a Select Committee for detailed scrutiny.
However, the government rejected the demand and accused Congress and other parties of showing “double standards” as they supported the bill in the lower house.
Meanwhile, on the last day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, both Congress and the BJP have issued a whip asking all its MPs to remain present in both the houses.