While the Opposition described provisions in the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill as
“unconstitutional” and demanded that it be referred to a select committee, the government argued that the legislation aimed to empower and ensure justice for Muslim women.
Soon after the adjournment, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Tomar and MoS Vijay Goel approached Opposition leaders and asked them to go for a meeting in Jaitley’s room. Nobody agreed to attend.
The Bill’s “Network Enforcement Authority” will hold platforms accountable with the values of “fairness, proportionality, and necessity”. Appointed by the Centre, the suggested authority has been compared to the Election Commission by the MP’s office.
The Parliament has adjourned for the day over a huge uproar for taking up the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition parties. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has maintained that even though she was “duty-bound” to take up the notice, she could not move forward and count the number of people backing the notice because the House was not in order