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BJP condemns Tanveer Sait's statement oppossing instant triple talaq

02 January 2018
BJP condemns Tanveer Sait's statement oppossing instant triple talaq

The perception is that the women are for this bill while the Muslim men are opposed to it.

Senior officials who did not want to be quoted told ET that during internal, high-level discussions on the triple talaq bill, all stakeholders were satisfied that the proposed law doesn't stop Muslim women from availing rights available to them under any other law.

On August 22 a year ago, the Supreme Court banned the practice of instant triple talaq, (the practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering the word "talaq" three times) calling it unconstitutional. 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.

According to Business Standard, the Centre described the voting as "historic" and even said that there is no doubt that the Bill will be passed in Rajya Sabha as well.

Several Opposition parties had insisted on wider consultations to address alleged loopholes in the bill, although it received the Lok Sabha's nod on Thursday.

The Congress had earlier said that the bill should be referred to a select panel of parliamentarians to nuance some provisions of it that opposition leaders in the Lok Sabha had argued.

Meanwhile, the government, which lacks a majority in the Rajya Sabha is leaving no stone unturned for smooth passage of the bill.

The bill was passed after the House rejected a series of amendments moved by various opposition members. Any Muslim woman subjected to instant talaq can approach a Court of Magistrate and seek redressal.