Twelve political parties jointly gave a notice for a short duration discussion on electoral reforms on free and fair elections. The same has been accepted and will come up for debate in the Rajya Sabha on July 8. Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI-M, CPI, RJD, AAP, DMK, NCP, TDP were among the 12 parties that gave a notice for the same.
With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the previous bill had lapsed as it was pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill, which proposes to make the practice of instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) a penal offence, had faced objections from the opposition parties which claimed that jail term for a man for divorcing his wife was legally untenable.
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"If a man gets arrested, how will he give allowance from jail? Govt says if a Muslim man commits this crime the marriage will remain intact and he will be jailed for 3 yrs if punished by court. He'll be jailed for 3 yrs but marriage will be intact! What law is Mr Modi forming?", added Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi.
Asaduddin Owaisi on why he is opposing the Triple Talaq Bill.
A Owaisi, AIMIM: Triple Talaq bill is unconstitutional. It's a violation of Constitution's Article 14 & 15. We already have Domestic Violence Act 2005, CrPC Section 125, Muslim Women Marriage Act. If Triple Talaq Bill becomes a law it will be even greater injustice against women. pic.twitter.com/khvMLGDnHG— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2019
Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan says his Party Supports what is Written in the Quran | "Triple Talaq is a religious issue, not a political issue and nothing is more supreme for a Muslim than Quran. On marriage, on divorce, for everything, the Quran has clear instructions and we follow it," SP MP Azam Khan was quoted as saying by ANI.
Voting was underway for the Triple Talaq bill to be introduced in the Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha: Voting for introduction of Triple Talaq Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha today was held through paper slips as the new MPs have not yet been allotted division number that allows them to vote using polling machine. pic.twitter.com/cTsMeeVvJo— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2019
Why are the Opposition MP's Opposing the Triple Talaq Bill? | While most of the MP's want the practice of instant talaq to be abolished, the opposition MP's are against the provisions in the bill which makes giving instant talaq a criminal offence and serves a 3 year jail term to any man who divorces his wife through this method.
In the Hindu Marriage act, abandoning the wife attracts a one year jail term for the male. MP's like Asaduddin Owaisi and Shashi Tharoor are questioning why Muslims have to face harsher punishment for a similar offence. They also claim that the bill will not do anything for the upliftment of muslim women.
Lok Sabha prepares to vote for division on the introduction of the Triple Talaq Bill. Since the rolls of division have not been alloted, division will take place through slips. Each member will get to choose their slips. Red slip for a no vote, green for yes and yellow for abstain. The members will also have to mention their names, contituency etc.
Understanding What Exactly is Triple Talaq | So to explore the question of triple talaq, one must understand that in Islam, everything is followed as per Sunnah (Deeds of the prophet). Hence, most Muslim women bodies opposing 'triple talaq’ want the Muslim bodies to adopt ‘Talaq-e-Sunnah’ (Divorce as per the Prophet’s sayings and Quranic dictation) and discard ‘Talaq-e-Biddah’ (Divorce as per a later formed mode of divorce which propagates instant divorce).
The new bill is a copy of the ordinance in force. Bills that are introduced in the Rajya Sabha and are pending there do not lapse with the dissolution of the Lok Sabha. However, bills passed by the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha lapse with the dissolution of the lower house.
The government had promulgated the ordinance on triple talaq twice — in September 2018 and in February 2019 — as the contentious bill remained pending in the Rajya Sabha, though it was passed by the Lok Sabha.
Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019, divorcing through instant triple talaq is illegal, void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
Seeking to allay fears that the proposed law could be misused, the government has included certain safeguards in it such as adding a provision for bail for the accused during trial. These amendments were cleared by the Cabinet on August 29, 2018.
While the ordinance makes it a "non-bailable" offence, an accused can approach a magistrate even before trial to seek bail. In a non-bailable offence, bail cannot be granted by police at the police station itself. A provision was added to allow the magistrate to grant bail "after hearing the wife", the government had said.
In the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, the new government plans to convert 10 ordinances, including the one to ban the practice of instant triple talaq, into law. The ordinances were issued in February-March this year by the previous government as these could not be converted into Acts of Parliament in the last session of the 16th Lok Sabha.
Since the Narendra Modi government returned to power in the recently held elections, it has decided to give a fresh push to these proposed laws in the newly-constituted Lok Sabha. These ordinances will have to be converted into laws within 45 days of the beginning of the session, else they will lapse.
(With inputs from PTI)
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