MM Hassan denies contradicting Congress stand on triple talaq

02 January, 2018, 12:32 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Triple Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today all eyes on Congress

"The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them", the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters here.

However, the Bill was opposed by MPs from RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and All India Muslim League, who called it arbitrary in nature.

"We are in talks with Congress party and others for the #TripleTalaqBill, hope for a smooth passage in Rajya Sabha".

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its "confused" stand on the Triple Talaq Bill and wanted to know why it was sad while the Muslim women were happy. "But the BJP-led NDA government is bypassing the committee system", Raja said.

As Congress extended its support, it also recommended that there were firm lacunae in the Bill that looked-for to be fixed before being put into practice.

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According to Business Standard, the Centre described the voting as "historic" and even said that there is no doubt that the Bill will be passed in Rajya Sabha as well.

It appears that the BJP will begin 2018 on a positive note, as a major rejig in the Rajya Sabha following biennial polls will see the saffron party as the single largest in the upper house, the Indian Express reports.

Meanwhile, the opposition is demanding that the bill be first tabled to the select committee. "This bill, I believe, will be passed in the Rajya Sabha", said Tomar.

The controversial bill had met with mixed reaction from all political parties when it was presented in the lower house. There are also concerns that if the law is passed, it would give anyone the right to make a complaint to the police about the "triple talaq" to register a case and take custody the man.

It also wants some other changes in the bill, stating today that it would prefer a review of the proposed legislation by a parliamentary panel.


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