Triple Talaq Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

New Delhi : The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, also known as the “triple talaq” Bill, is scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will move the bill in the House.

The Bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha last week amid a walkout by the Opposition.

The Bill makes all declarations of instant triple talaq void and illegal. It seeks to make the practice a punishable offence with imprisonment of three years.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has moved a motion in the House for referring the “triple talaq” Bill to a select committee.

In the motion, Azad has also proposed the names of 11 Opposition members to be part of the Select Committee of the House.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vijay Goel had said the government is ready for discussion on the bill and appealed to the House to pass it. He accused the Congress of obstructing justice for Muslim women by not allowing its passage.

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