The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 was passed by Lok Sabha on Dec 28. The legislation seeks to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq.
The Muslim Women Bill, which has already been passed in the Lok Sabha last week, is likely to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
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.
The opposition parties are slated to meet on Tuesday morning to decide their course of action on the bill which was passed on Thursday by the Lok Sabha, where the government has a clear majority.
BJP’s West Bengal unit general secretary Sayantan Basu said that Ishrat was felicitated by the Howrah BJP unit on Saturday and inducted into the party.
AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani hinted that the board may approach the Supreme Court against the triple talaq bill once it is passed by Parliament.
The contentious bill, which makes instant triple illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband, was passed after the House rejected a string of amendments moved by various opposition members.
Muslim women and victims of Triple Talaq also welcomed the move saying “the passage of the bill is victory for the Muslim women and they now feel empowered”.
The bill was passed by a voice vote after the government rejected an overwhelming demand from the Opposition to refer the legislation to a Standing Committee for detailed consideration.
Various amendments moved by opposition members, including Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM) and Revolutionary Socialist Party member NK Premachandran, were rejected in divisions.
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid struck a discordant note, insisting the proposed law will be an "intrusion" into the personal lives of individuals and bring divorce, a civil issue, into the realm of criminal law.
Under the proposed law, instant triple talaq in any form -- spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp -- would be illegal and void.