"Rs Rs It is not the Opposition but the rigid approach of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and prime minister, Narendra Modi is responsible for stopping the process of clearance of Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha", asserted Mayawati, while blaming that the Central Government in not ready to listen to others and just wanted to get the Bill passed in haste.
The government hopes to find a breakthrough in the standoff over the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill which seeks to outlaw talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and punish offenders with a jail term.
Azad said the Congress had objections to the clause in the Bill that made divorce a cognizable offence.
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The government has made a decision to put the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, which seeks to criminalise instant divorce by uttering talaq thrice, for consideration on Friday - the last day of the winter session.
The bill, which criminalizes instant talaq among the Muslim community, is likely to be deferred to the next parliament session as the opposition build up pressure on sending the bill to a select committee. However, a united Opposition stalled it in the Rajya Sabha with the Congress moving a motion that the bill be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny, a move strongly opposed by the treasury benches.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her party supports the bill but it is full of errors which will put Muslim wives in trouble. However, the government is "committed to passing the law and empower our Muslim sisters", said the parliamentary affairs minister. "Congress has repeated history what it did with the Musilm women in 1986", Farah said. "So, the biggest culprit is Congress".