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Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, major test for Modi govt


New Delhi, Jan 3 (Zee News): The contentious bill that criminalises instant triple talaq among Muslims, which has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, is set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The bill, which makes instant triple illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband, was passed by the Lower House last week.

The government, which has been leaving no stone unturned to get the Bill ratified as a law, has issued a three-line whip to its MPs, asking them to be present in Parliament for the next two days.

The bill gives legal right to Muslim women against talaq-e-biddat or instant Triple Talaq and makes the practice a “cognizable and non-bailable offence”.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was listed for introduction in the Rajya Sabha by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on January 2, according to the list of business of the Upper House.

However, the bill could not be taken up due to protests and disruptions by the Opposition members on Tuesday.

This bill gives power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking "subsistence allowance" for herself and minor children in the case of instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat.

A victim can also seek the custody of her minor children from the magistrate.

Under the law, instant triple talaq in any form — spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp — would be illegal and void.

Meanwhile, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has claimed that various Muslim bodies in the country would move the Supreme Court if the bill is also passed by the Rajya Sabha.

The bill could get stalled in the Rajya Sabha where the government lacks a majority and it may be referred to a parliamentary committee for its review.

But, with the Modi government unwilling to refer it to a parliamentary committee and daring the opposition to oppose the legislation on the floor of the House, the stage is set for a showdown between the Centre and the Congress-led opposition.

Left and regional parties like Samajwadi Party have already declared their opposition to the bill and the focus is on Congress, which seems likely to go with the rest of the opposition.


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  • C.T.Thomas, Nandalike, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Those who are not liking the new bill can leave in other countries where ever these nonsense are tolerated.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Do you know the meaning of " leave" and " live"

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  • C.T.Thomas, Nandalike, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Sorry Bro, thanks for pointing out, typo..read as 'live'

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Did Modi also pass bill on " Those.... live other countries" along with triple talaq ?

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  • Juliet N Prabu, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Congress vote in the RAJ SABHA in favour of the bill will strengthen their cause in the voters mind; if congress goes against the bill it will be their WATERLOO as they will kill all hopes for their revival in the voters mind.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    These people are tabling a bill without knowing the real meaning of 'Triple Talaq' ...

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  • kp, udupi

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    I think specialist advisor is required for Govt. of india and u can be one of those.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    The opposition may insist for some changes in the bill

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    The opposition should seek justice to the laks of Indian wives , who are not living with their husbands .....

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Ayyo deva......imbyag wa onji tention marre.....anna talk something new.

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  • SHAHID, SHIRVA

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    I think you have many hindu friends who left their wives alone....Hajmola boda...

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Go and help your DNA friends who are caught for stealing cattles and beating girls ...instead of crying here ....do something constructive .... do not waste your time like loafers ....

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  • ias, bangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Petition was done by Indian Muslim wives

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  • SHAHID, SHIRVA

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Who was paid by RSS

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Now this report clearly speaks ...... INSTANT TRIPLE TALAQ ..... ITT
    Hope the Media has realised the mistake in reporting ......ITT is misused and it should be properly addressed ... NDA govt should not dream / bother about TT which is ordained ...

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  • SHAHID, SHIRVA

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    I pray modi convert to Islam soon..In Sha allah..

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  • nazeer husain, jeddah KSA

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    This is the test case for congress and other opposition parties who must not stand with modi fascist regime. Never consider islamic shariah a matter of joke. Almost women activists of triple talaq are joining BJP which actually as expected before.

    Islam is complete and rellevant for all the time where narendra modi or his brigade cannot rewrite that. ,,,,,,,,,,THERE ALWAYS BE SOME CHALLENGE TO ACCEPT THE CULTURE OF DISBELIEVER BUT ITS ALSO A TEST FOR EEMAAN..... whoever intimidate others he belongs to them as nerrated by our beloved prophet.

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  • kp, udupi

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    when all islamic countries only banned triple talaq then why not in india

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    up date your RSS knowledge .... check whether it is Triple talaq OR Instant triple talaq ... This is not your/ Modis cup of chai .....

    Now another Modis circus will come .... He will be sending a single woman of 25 years of age to Haj ..... From where these animals are brought .....

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