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Oppn ruckus stops govt from tabling triple talaq Bill in RS

Bill deferred to Winter Session; Centre could bring in an ordinance 

New Delhi: The much debated triple talaq Bill, which aims to criminalise instant divorce among Muslims, could not be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday owing to lack of consensus among political parties on the issue.

The Congress-led Opposition has been demanding that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 be sent to a select committee for scrutiny.

The Centre could bring in an ordinance, or emergency executive order, to enact the law, in the Winter Session of Parliament.

The Union Cabinet had on Thursday cleared some amendments to the draft Bill. -Agencies

‘Even Lord Ram once left Sita’

  • Congress MP Hussain Dalwai on Friday compared the sufferings of Indian Muslim women with that of Goddess Sita who was abandoned by Lord Ram.
  • ‘Women are being treated unfairly in all communities, not just Muslims, even Hindus, Christians, Sikhs etc. In every society, there is male domination,’ he said.
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