Govt in talks with Congress over triple talaq Bill: Ananth Kumar

Govt in talks with Congress over triple talaq Bill: Ananth Kumar

The Congress and some other parties demanded in the Lok Sabha that the Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee but the government rejected their demand. DMK's working President M K Stalin had on Friday made his party's stand clear. A marriage in Islam is a civil contract, you can't impose a jail term on improper talaq given by husband to wife.

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.

Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi however exuded confidence that the bill will be passed in the Upper House the way it was passed in the Lok Sabha. "Hope the opposition, including the Congress, supports it", he said.

The Trinamul Congress, who remained mum during the debate in Lok Sabha did not say a word in the morning meeting.

However, owing to the lack of a majority of the government in the Rajya Sabha, there are chances that the Bill may be impeded or blocked. The BJP has also issued a whip to its MPs in order to ensure maximum strength at the Parliament.

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However, the BJP is confident of achieving its goal of passing the Bill. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday last week.

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) said various Muslim bodies in the country would move the Supreme Court if the bill is also passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Senior Communist Party of India leader D Raja today said that the Left wants the Triple Talaq Bill to be referred to the Select Committee and accused the government of "bypassing the committees" on crucial bills.

At a meeting chaired by Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, sizeable number of opposition parties advocated sending the Triple Talaq Bill to select committee including Congress.

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