Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Government in talks with Congress over Triple Talaq Bill: Ananth Kumar

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Jay Anderson | 02 January, 2018, 12:34

"These days a number of reforms are being brought in. The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them", the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters here.

The bill, if implemented into a law, will make Triple Talaq a criminal offense. "The Muslim women are happy, but I don't know why the Congress is sad".

Lok Sabha is also expected to pass the National Medical Commission Bill 2017 today. It was passed after the House discarded a set of amendments moved by varied Opposition members.




Ahead of the introduction of the bill in the Rajya Sabha today, the opposition parties are slated to meet today morning to decide the course of action on the bill. Find us on Facebook too! The Congress party, which demanded the bill to be referred to standing committee, may have its way as the bill may finally be referred to a parliamentary committee for review.

The final call whether to send the bill to select committee or not will be taken at 4:00 p.m.in Business Advisory Committee.

AIADMK and BJD had opposed the legislation in Lok Sabha. The BJP-led NDA, however, is still short of a decisive majority in the house but the joining of JD (U) to the ruling block has further boosted its numbers. "We will take a collective decision after talking to other political parties", said a senior leader of the Congress party. This bill also 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. The women's group has also sought that the offence of giving triple talaq be made a non-cognisable and bailable crime.

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