Sharad Pawar Evades Question About Being Absent in Lok Sabha | Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar evades question when asked about him being absent in Rajya Sabha today during voting for Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019.
#WATCH Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar evades question when asked about him being absent in Rajya Sabha today during voting for Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. #TripleTalaqBill pic.twitter.com/Ljv7zMQSUQ— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, "A historic day when the Rajya Sabha passed the Triple Talaq Bill, earlier passed by Lok Sabha. Government of PM Narendra Modi has fulfilled its commitment by giving justice to Muslim women."
A historic day when the Rajya Sabha passed the #TripleTalaq Bill, earlier passed by Lok Sabha.— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) July 30, 2019
Govt of PM @narendramodi has fulfilled its commitment by giving justice to Muslim women.
No more Talaq-Talaq-Talaq!https://t.co/KwNL7OhbJP
SP, TRS and BSP's Absence Helped NDA | Rajya Sabha rejected an opposition sponsored motion to send the bill to a Rajya Sabha Select Committee with 100 votes against it as compared to 84 in favour. While BJD supported the legislation, JD-U and AIADMK walked out, lowering the majority mark which normally stands at 121. The ruling NDA has 107 members in the 242-member Rajya Sabha. The NDA was also helped by the absence of some members of SP and BSP as well as those of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR-Congress.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Unfortunately people who used to speak for women empowerment opposed Bill in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, a Bill which is a symbol of women dignity. Congress and their allies, SP and BSP in state, have been exposed.”
#WATCH UP CM Yogi Adityanath on #TripleTalaqBill passed in Rajya Sabha,today: Unfortunately people who used to speak for women empowerment opposed Bill in Lok Sabha&Rajya Sabha, a Bill which is a symbol of women dignity. Congress&their allies, SP&BSP in state, have been exposed. pic.twitter.com/Je9shas7Ah— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 30, 2019
Union Minister Amit Shah said, "I congratulate PM Narendra Modi for fulfilling his commitment and ensuring a law to ban Triple Talaq, which will free Muslim women from the curse of this regressive practice."
Today is a great day for India’s democracy.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 30, 2019
I congratulate PM @narendramodi ji for fulfilling his commitment and ensuring a law to ban Triple Talaq, which will free Muslim women from the curse of this regressive practice.
I thank all parties who supported this historic bill.
'Archaic Practice Confined to the Dustbin of History' | Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history!”
An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2019
Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society.
India rejoices today!
On the Triple Talaq Bill getting passed Congress leader Raj Babbar said, “A civil law has been made a criminal law. It's a historic mistake.”
Raj Babbar, Congress on #TripleTalaqBill passed in Rajya Sabha, today: Main samajhta hoon ki is desh ke andar kisi bhi family law ko lekar ek bahot bada jhatka hai. A civil law has been made a criminal law. It's a historic mistake. pic.twitter.com/81jEKpFfPV— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
From now on the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men will be punishable by jail term of up to three years. Replying to a four-and-half-hour debate on the Bill, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cited jail provisions in the legislation that ban dowry and multiple marriages by Hindu men to justify the three-year jail term for Muslim men practices triple talaq.
Triple Talaq Bill Passed | With 99 Ayes and 84 Nos, Triple Talaq Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. Making instant triple talaq a criminal offence, the contentious bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after initial roadblock. The bill follows a Supreme Court verdict of 2017 declaring instant triple talaq as unconstitutional. Read full report here.
Opposition's Motion to Send Triple Talaq Bill to Select Committee Rejected | Disposal of reference of amendment of the Triple Talaq Bill to the select committee has been rejected with 84 'Ayes' and 100 'Noes'.
Disposal of reference of amendment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 to the select committee has been rejected with 84 'Ayes' and 100 'Noes'. https://t.co/yyrFT3SVRq— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said, “In 1986 you rose to 400, Shah Bano's case happened in 1986 and you never received a majority after that. I am giving you a food for thought.”
Minister of Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, in Rajya Sabha: In 1986 you rose to 400, Shah Bano's case happened in 1986 & you never received a majority after that. I am giving you a food for thought. https://t.co/LIq2ZmP7Xa— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
'Ater 1986, You didn't Get Majority in 9 Lok Sabha Elections, Why' | Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing to Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “You spoke a lot today. You won 400 seats in 1986. There have been 9 Lok Sabha elections after that, you did not get majority in any of them. Think why did that happen?" He added that Congress have 44 MPs in 2014, and now the Congress have 52.
'People of India Willing to Support Positive Change' | Ravi Shankar Prasad speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the Triple Talaq Bill said, “If god has made triple talaq a sin, then why are we discussing this for four hours.” He added that the people of India are willing to support positive change, if the intentions are clear.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in Rajya Sabha.
'Opposed to the Criminal Angle in the Bill' | Congress member Amee Yajnik said during the debate, "I am not against the bill. I am for women empowerment". She added that she is opposed to the criminal angle in the bill. She noted that through this bill, the government thrust the women into a criminal magisterial court to take up a family matter. She questioned the government for bringing a law after the Supreme Court verdict on the same saying it is "illegal to do".
More than 20 Islamic Countries have Regulated Triple Talaq | Urging members to approve the bill, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the practice of triple talaq is continuing despite the Supreme Court banning the same through its judgement. Ravi Shankar Prasad added that more than 20 Islamic countries have regulated triple talaq in various forms. "India is a secular country, but unfortunately for one reason or the other it could not happen," he said.
'Should Not be Seen Through Political Prism or Vote Bank Politics' | Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moving the Triple Talaq Bill said, “The proposed legislation should be not seen through a political prism or vote bank politics, as it aims at ensuring gender dignity, justice and equality. He added that it is for ensuring justice to women, dignity and empowerment to women and to ensure gender dignity and equality.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad speaking on the Triple Talaq Bill said, “When they (the accused) will come out of jail they will either commit suicide or become dacoits and thieves, that is the intention of your bill.”
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, on Triple Talaq Bill: When they will come out of jail they will either commit suicide or become dacoits and thieves, that is the intention of your bill. https://t.co/H0fJ7r9UAP— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
'Just Greed For Power' | "When the Supreme Court has said that it is nullified, then why are you saying that this valid," Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad says and adds, "Those who are enthusiastic about this law, try to be with your partner after one of you has been sent to jail for a period of three years. This law is just greed for power."
Bill to Put Muslim Men Behind Bars | DMK's Tiruchi Siva also expresses his opposition to the bill. "This bill says that it is for the Protection of Rights of Muslim Women's Marriage. It is not so. It is actually to put Muslim men behind bars." Siva asks what the reason is behind the criminalisation of the practice.