Anti-triple talaq bill in RS tomorrow

Anti-triple talaq bill in RS tomorrow

The party feels that such a stringent action may hamper the reconciliation of spouses.Sources in the Congress have told that Congress President Rahul Gandhi does not want the party's official stand to seem like they are opposed to the Bill.

The Modi government tried to convince them at a Rajya Sabha Business Advisory Committee meeting that the Bill shouldn't go to a select committee.

Most parties are against the provision for jailing offenders - they say they don't want a civil matter to be criminalised.

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Upper House met today and made a decision to allot four hours for discussion on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha last week.

The opposition parties including the Congress, Left, AIADMK and the DMK are in favour of sending the Muslim Women Protection of Rights in Marriage Bill 2017 to the Standing Committee but the government rejected the demand. "I believe all our office-bearers will talk to all parties, and all parties will understand the problem faced by our aggrieved sisters". While the bill was passed in Lok Sabha where the ruling BJP has a clear majority, it is unlikely to be passed in Rajya Sabha where the treasury benches lack the numbers. The govt is set to put up the bill for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

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Congress is supporting the ban on instant talaq but has issues with the provision that makes it a penal offence, with a sentence of up to three years and fine.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government was in talks with Congress party for smooth passage of the legislation, which was passed by Lok Sabha last week.

According to the government sources, the bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

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. We hope for a smooth passage in Rajya Sabha, " Mr Kumar told reporters here.

It would be tough for the government in the Upper House to pass the bill in its present form as BJP is in minority here.

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