Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday introduced the Triple Talaq bill in the Lok Sabha saying rights of Muslim women will be protected. He said, the issue is not about religion, but about the protection of women. He quoted Article 15 of the Constitution to emphasise his point and said the law is to give justice to women who were victims of instant talaq.
However, the move was opposed by the opposition. MP Shashi Tharoor said he is against instant talaq but is opposed to consider a civil offence a criminal offence. He suggested the scope of the Bill should be extended to women of all communities.
Other than triple talaq bill, the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill 2019 was also introduced in the House by union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu suggested that any bill pending for more than five years in the Upper House should be considered lapsed. He also called for a debate on the rule that provides for automatic lapsing of any bill passed by the Lok Sabha but pending in the Rajya Sabha with the dissolution of the lower house of Parliament.