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Rajya Sabha to take up triple talaq today, vote division likely

Rajya Sabha to take up triple talaq today, vote division likely

The sources said the ministers were learnt to have told the opposition members that the bill cannot be sent to a select committee on the basis of views expressed in the BAC and if they want to do so, they can defeat it on the floor of the House.

The BAC has allotted time of four hours for a discussion on the bill on Wednesday.

The sources added that while the Congress was in favour of the bill as it proposed to ban instant triple talaq, whether it would press for sending it to the Select Committee, as has been the practice in the Rajya Sabha, would only be seen today.

The opposition parties are said to be planning for either amendment against criminalising triple talaq or referring the Bill to a select committee for detailed consideration. Another meeting of the House business advisory committee is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters that the Centre wants the Congress to maintain its stand in the Lok Sabha, where it did not press for amendments. The triple talaq bill is one of them. There is a greater consensus within the country that there should be a stringent law, preventive mechanism to give protection to Muslim women. "When it comes to the Rajya Sabha, we will demand that it should be sent to a select committee", he said.

"As far as Left parties are concerned, we want this bill to be referred to a select committee". The party was represented by MP Derek O' Brien.

"At least 30% of the voters in West Bengal are Muslims. This bill is irrational and will completely destroy the family life of a Muslim man". "So we have to walk a fine line here", a Trinamool MP said, explaining the party's dilemma. Consequently, despite many smaller parties seeking a standing committee scrutiny, the bill had a smooth sail in the Lower House.

While it had pointed to lacunae in the bill, demanded some of its "draconian" measures be amended and that it be sent to a standing committee of Parliament, the Congress had supported the bill in the Lok Sabha, as had the Left parties and Trinamool Congress.

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The government, meanwhile, is adamant that the Bill be passed in its current format without delay. It is this penal provision which Opposition parties are against.

The govt has got the Lok Sabha's stamp of approval for The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in its efforts to end the evil practice of triple talaq.

For now the fate of the Bill remains uncertain.

Although the bill was listed, Rajya Sabha did not take it up since Opposition members said the business advisory committee had not allocated it time.

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