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Rajya Sabha LIVE: Triple Talaq bill debate in Parliament; JD (U) boycotts Bill

2019-12-14 04:51:14 News & Society


15:18 July 30: Samajwadi Party's Javed Ali opposes bill. Samajwadi Party leader Javed Ali opposed the Bill, saying, "This Bill does not have women's interests at heart," he says."There are so many women who have been abandoned by their husbands in this country. Has the government planned to bring in a law to penalise husbands who have abandoned their wives and do not divorce them?"
15:09 July 30: RSS believes woman failing to fulfill her duties as wife can be abandoned: Dola Sen
Launching a veiled attack against the Bharatiya Janta Party and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Trinamool Congress leader Dola Sen said, "You (BJP) own your birth and identity to an organization (RSS) running in Nagpur whose chief in 2013 said that the husband-wife are bound by a social contract and if she fails to fulfil her duties as a wife she can be abandoned."She further said, "If you are serious about women empowerment, why don't you pass the women reservation Bill."14:57 July 30Rajya Sabha adjourned Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.14:53 July 30 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi draws parallel between triple talaq Bill, Shahbano judgment

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi of the BJP rose to speak in the Rajya Sabha by drawing a parallel between the time when Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government tabled a bill "to trample upon and hijack the freedom and rights of Muslim women" while today the government is trying to restore those. 13:01 July 30JD(U) leader Bashistha Narayan Singh boycotts Bill
Bashistha Narayan Singh of JD(U) boycotts triple talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha. He says,"In order to address this issue (triple talaq), we need to spread awareness on a large scale. I oppose this bill today, I hope I will be able to support it tomorrow." 12:29 July 30Amee Yajnik says women across religions face desertion

Amee Yajnik, a Congress leader from Gujarat, said that women across religions, across caste face desertion. "Why does this government not care about the plight of all women?, she asks."We have not taken into consideration the plight of all the women. I am not against this Bill. I am all for this Bill, but this Bill does not consider problems of all women... SC has already abolished the bill. How can you bring a law that is already illegal," she says.She added, "According to the judgement of SC, this practice is arbitrary. The case should be presented before the Family court. How can you bring a stranger in a family unit? How can a third party intervene? Our society does not allows the woman to forget...Empower the women firstly, economically, socially, don't push them in the courts, provide them dignity. Take out the criminal angle from the bill."
12:19 July 30Triple Talaq bill tabled in RS
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. 12:03 July 30BJP MPs present in Rajya SabhaBJP national president Amit Shah has directed all BJP MPs to remain present and vote in favour of the bill. 11:41 July 30Triple Talaq bill debate in Parliament; JD (U) boycotts BillDelhi: Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad has tabled "The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha at 12 pm today. The bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote.

It was passed by the 16th Lok Sabha but could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha hurdle. The triple Talaq bill criminalises instant divorce by Muslim men and seeks jail term for the guilty.

It was the first draft legislation tabled by the Narendra Modi government in this first session after it took oath of office for a second term in May.

Several opposition parties have bitterly opposed it but the government has asserted that the bill is a step towards gender equality and justice.

Parties like the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the DMK have demanded that it be sent to a parliamentary committee for scrutiny.

Unlike the Lower House, where the BJP-led NDA enjoys a strong majority, the ruling alliance will face an uphill task in Rajya Sabha where opposition parties have a numerical advantage over the treasury benches.

Some of the BJP's allies, including the JD(U), have also expressed their reservation about the bill.

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