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NCP wants Triple Talaq Bill be referred to Select Committee

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Glenn Montgomery | 02 January, 2018, 12:34

"These days a number of reforms are being brought in. Maybe tomorrow", Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters outside Parliament. "The Congress takes one step forward and then 10 steps backward". There are also concerns that if the law is passed, it would give anyone the right to make a complaint to the police about the "triple talaq" to register a case and take custody the man. "The Muslim women are happy, but I don't know why the Congress is sad".

In 2017, the BJP emerged as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha vertook Congress to become the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha, where it now has 58 members against 57 of the main opposition party.

The Centre will seek to pass legislations on the insolvency and bankruptcy code as well as criminalisation of the instant triple talaq practice in the upper house, where it needs the support of some Opposition parties for the goal.

The bill was passed with most of the leading parties in the Opposition, including the Congress party, voting in favour of the bill, but with caveats. The amendments to the bill moved by the opposition were also rejected.

"It has been listed for today but as far as left parties are concerned, we will demand that bill should referred to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha", D Raja said.

However, owing to the lack of a majority of the government in the Rajya Sabha, there are chances that the Bill may be impeded or blocked.

AIADMK and BJD had opposed the legislation in Lok Sabha. "They are saying don't send bills to the Standing Committee for closer scrutiny". "These are sensitive matters, we should not repent in future", he said. The women's group has also sought that the offence of giving triple talaq be made a non-cognisable and bailable crime.

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