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Triple Talaq Bill: History created in Rajya Sabha, Triple Talaq bill passed

Triple Talaq Bill: Triple Talaq Bill, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019 Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Jul 30, 2019 18:51 IST
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Triple Talaq Bill: Triple Talaq Bill known as Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha in a landmark vote with 99 votes in favour and 84 against. This is a historic victory for Modi Government. The Triple Talaq bill was tabled in the upper house of the Parliament by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 aims to ban and criminalise the practice of divorce among Muslims by simply stating Talaq three times.

History created in Rajya Sabha, Triple Talaq bill passed with 99 votes in favour and 84 against.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 6:33 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad speakes on behalf of the opposition, says opposition is forced to vote against the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. Division of votes to take place. Vote to take place through ballot paper.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 6:16 pm: JD(U) and AIADMK staged a walkout. Members of TDP, BSP and TRS are currently missing from Rajya Sabha. Overall, PDP, AIADMK, RJD, YSR Congress, JDU, SP, BSP, NCP, AAP, TRS and Congress had opposed the Triple Talaq bill, while BJP, BJD, Shiv Sena and Sikkim's SDF spoke in favour of the bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 6:16 pm: The motion to send the Triple Talaq bill to a select committe for scrutiny has been defeated 84-100.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 6:04 pm: RS Sabha votes on sending the Triple Talaq bill to a select committee for scrutiny.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 6:04 pm: Voting to happen on Triple Talaq. Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to conduct the vote. Members to vote through slips. Due to changes in the composition of the house, the voting will be done through voting slips and not by voice.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 6:00 pm: Ravi Shankar Prasad responds to triple talaq bill debate: Responding to the triple talaq debate, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that Rajya Sabha does not need the mandate of the Supreme Court to pass a law.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 4:26 pm: J&K's PDP and CPI oppose Triple Talaq Bill, Sikkim's SDF supports it.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 4:00 pm: Satish Chandra Misra from BSP speaks in opposition of the bill. Misra raises question on who will take care of the women and children after the husband is sent to jail in a non-bailable offense.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 3:30pm: No provision in Triple Talaq for maintenance of women and children, says Ghulam Nabi Azad. Congress opposes Triple Talaq, supports motion to send the bill to a select committee for scrutiny.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 3:17pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha begins speech on Triple Talaq bill. "Destruction of Muslim families, true motive of Triple Talaq bill," says Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad. "You have not removed the sections from the bill, which were protested by us," says Ghulam Nabi Azad to the ruling party.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 3:15 pm: V Vijaysai Reddy from YSR Congress opposes Triple Talaq bill stating the following points:

1. When the divorce is declared invalid for non existant act, why is there a punishment. The bill is very stringent, proposes unfair punishment for non-punishable act.

2. Sending husband to jail for 3 years virtually ends any possibility of reconciliation.

3. Husband is the sole earner, it will bring financial crisis on the family. In principle, there should not be a criminal remedy for a civil contract.

YSR Congress to vote against the Triple Talaq Bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 3:07 pm: 25 MPs of AIADMK, JDU, TRS and TDP walk out. Triple Talaq bill likely to be passed, as BJP will have the required number.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 3:07 pm: Sanjay Raut from Shiv Sena speaks in favour of Triple Talaq Bill. Raut says that the bill will come as a relief to the women in the country. He says that law should be same for people of all religions in India. India is a secular nation and ending the suffering of Muslim women is a part of it.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 3:00 pm: Swapan Dasgupta, nominated member speaks on Triple Talaq bill. Dasgupta supports the Triple Talaq bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:58 pm: "Spirit of securalism under threat," says DMK's Tiruchi Siva. "Triple Talaq of civil nature, why should a man be jailed then. When he comes out of the jail, where will he go? Will he go back to his wife, because the bill says their divorce is not valid," questions Siva. DMK opposes the Triple Talaq bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:53 pm: Manoj Kumar Jha from RJD speaks against Triple Talaq Bill. He says that the BJP is practicing 'dog-whistle politics' on women empowerment. Triple Talaq is a civil matter not criminal. This bill will not keep any door open for reconciliation. Manoj Kumar Jha also raises question on maintenance, if the husband is sent to jail, how will he pay the maintenance. RJD supports motion to send the bill to select committee. "Do we want to demonize muslim men," asks Jha?

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:49 pm: Elamaram Kareem from CPI(M) begins speech on Triple Talaq bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:38 pm: BJD supports triple talaq bill but asks BJP why they opposed Sabarimala judgment if they want to empower women.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:37 pm: BJD's Prasanna Acharya begins speech on Triple Talaq bill. BJD speaks in support of the Triple Talaq Bill. BJD will support the bill. Acharya says, however, that he has certain doubts. He raises question on section 3, section 4 and section 7 of the bill. The section 3 of Triple Talaq bill says that any pronouncement of talaq in written or any other form will be null and void. He says that section 3 contradicts section 4 and 7.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:28 pm: A. Navaneethakrishnan from AIADMK begins speech on Triple Talaq Bill. Parliament cannot criminalise Triple Talaq. Navaneethakrishnan opposes the bill and supports the motion to send the Triple Talaq bill to a select committee for scrutiny. AIADMK opposes the bill and walks out. BJP to benefit.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:26 pm: Marriage is a civil contract, making it a criminal offense is not lawful, says Javed Ali Khan.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:22 pm: YSR Congress Party leader, Vijay Sai Reddy: YSR Congress party will oppose Triple Talaq Bill and vote against it.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:16 pm: "It was reported that after SC verdict, around 345 Talaq were given," says Javed Ali Khan.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:14 pm: SP's Javed Ali Khan speaks against the Triple Talaq bill. Javed Ali Khan speaks about women abandoned by men.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:10 pm: How will the husband pay the alimony to wife if he is in jail, asks Dola Sen. "Remove the criminality clause, do not mock the Parliament by passing this bill today," says Sen. She urges members to send the Triple Talaq bill to a select committee for scrutiny.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:07 pm: Opposition tables motion to send the Triple Talaq bill to a select committee.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:07 pm: Sonia Gandhi had issued a whip to Congress MPs to be present in Rajya Sabha today for vote ahead of Triple Talaq Bill presentation.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:06 pm: 700 crores spent on Beti Bachao across the nation. "50 percent of the funds spent only on publicity," says Dola Sen. Sen opposes Triple Talaq bill. Figures of abandoned women in India is 23 lakh. " Extend the session and bring in the women's reservation bill, which will benefit 60 crore women."

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 2:00 pm: Dola Sen speaks from Trinamool Congress, West Bengal. Dola Sen says she represents TMC, which has 45 percent women MPs in Lok Sabha and has the only elected woman chief minister in the country.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 1:00 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:55 pm: Rajya Sabha in uproar, after Deputy Chairman cancels lunch to discuss Triple Talaq bill. Opposition protests against the move.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:40 pm: BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls the bill, historic. Naqvi highlights Modi Government's efforts towards boosting girl and women empowerment.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:30 pm: JD(U) Bashistha Narayan Singh boycotts the triple talaq bill. JDU stages a walkout. After JDU, AIADMK is also expected to stage a walk out over Triple Talaq Bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:25 pm: DMK's TKS Elangovan said, "We oppose Triple Talaq. Having criminal punishment for the Muslim, is not correct."

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:20 pm: Hussain Dalwai (Congress) said that Triple Talaq bill is a matter of personal law and not criminality. "Everyone should be taken along. Social reform will happen gradually. Muslim Community has accepted that triple talaq is bad," Dalwai said. He added saying that the opposition parties will oppose the bill.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:17 pm: Congress MP Amee Yajnik while speaking against the bill said that it lacks 'thoughtful consideration'. Yajnik pointed out that the bill will force an already distraught woman to deal with criminal justice system, instead of going to a family court.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:15 pm: Thr triple talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier through a voice vote, amidst opposition walkout. The Triple Talaq bill had lapsed previously after it was passed by the 16th Lok Sabha but could not be passed in Rajya Sabha before the dissolution of the Parliament.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:10 pm: The BJP Parliamentary Party has issued a whip, asking all the BJP MPs to be present during voting on Triple talaq in the Parliament.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:07 pm: Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 saying that it is a historic day. The Minister stated that the practice of Triple Talaq has been banned by many Islamic nations. "India which is a secular country hasn't been able to ban the practice of Triple Talaq," Prasad said.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 12:05 pm: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tables triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha.

Triple Talaq Bill LIVE Updates @ 11:30 pm: Hello and welcome to our live updates on the triple talaq bill. The triple talaq bill will be introduced in Rajya Sabha today at 12 pm by Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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