Triple Talaq Bill Does Not Get Rajya Sabha Nod Due To Stiff Opposition

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The government’s attempt in the Rajya Sabha to ensure the passage of the triple talaq bill did not materialise
as no discussion could be initiated on the contentious legislation.

A united opposition led by the Congress stuck to its demand that the draft law be sent to a select committee for scrutiny, saying the Rajya Sabha is not a ‘rubber stamp’, even as the government pressed for a discussion on the Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, after Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled it in the House.

The government accused the Opposition of running away from discussion and playing politics over the issue which was important for ensuring rights to married Muslim women.

Amid a stalemate between the government and the Opposition over the issue, the House failed to transact any significant business and was adjourned for the day.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in Parliament that the party has already made its stand clear on the triple talaq bill.

In the Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition in the House Ghulam Nabi Azad said the bill was very crucial and requires further scrutiny and claimed that more than half of the members belonging to several parties have demanded that the bill be sent to a select committee.

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