Lok Sabha session has been adjourned till Tuesday after passing the Transgender Bill by voice vote amid din over Rafale issue after BJP MP Anurag Thakur moved privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier in the day, the Congress had moved a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same. The party gave a notice of breach of privilege in the Rajya Sabha as well, demanding an explanation from the government on why it provided the Supreme Court “wrong” information on the Rafale deal. The proceedings of the lower house were also adjourned for nearly 50 minutes during the question hour following sparring between treasury and opposition benches over the aircraft deal issue.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor thoroughly opposed the Transgender Bill stating that the definition of the transgender people was defective. “It is important to accept the identity of transgender people in order to protect their rights,” he said. TMC MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar too claimed the tabled Bill was hastily drafted. She said the Bill should be re-drafted aiming at providing social justice to the third gender and reduce discrimination against them. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 or the Triple Talaq Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad amid protests on Monday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor opposed the Bill, saying that the Bill seems to target a religion-specific and in violation of several sections of the Constitution.
The fifth day of the winter session of Parliament is expected to be a heated affair as the Centre will try to push the Triple Talaq Bill. Follow HIGHLIGHTS here.
BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi over Rafale issue
Bill missed out on important aspects of third gender: Kakali Ghosh Dastidar
Looking at the various aspects of sexuality of human being and different types of transgenders, she claimed that the Bill has missed out on various important aspects and should hence be re-drafted. The main aim of the Bill should be social justice towards the third gender and nullify discrimination against them. The social milieu should be such that they are treated with compassion.
Transgender Bill is hastily drafted: TMC MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
Trinamool Congress MP Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar opposed the Transgender Bill and said one should understand the true meaning of transgender first. The Transgender Bill that has been tabled in the Parliament is a hastily drafted bill.
Lok Sabha session reconvenes
Lok Sabha session has been reconvened.
Lok Sabha session adjourned till 3pm.
Lok Sabha session has been adjourned till 3pm.
Important to accept the identity of transgender people in order to protect their rights: Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha: It is important to accept the identity of transgender people in order to protect their rights.
Definition of transgender still defectivein the new Bill: Shashi Tharoor
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said the definition of transgender persons in the Transgender Protection Bill is still defective.
Lok Sabha reconvenes
Lok Sabha opens proceedings after adjournment.
Prasad, Tharoor lock horns over Triple Talaq Bill
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Lok Sabha today that despite the Supreme Court striking down the practice of talaq-e-biddat (instant triple talaq) as unconstitutional, men were divorcing their wives on flimsy grounds.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor opposed the introduction of the bill, saying divorce cannot be made a penal offence and its provisions were against basic principles of the Constitution.
But Prasad said "improvements" have been made in the bill and the law was essential to help Muslim women facing the problem of instant triple talaq.
Congress opposes Triple Talaq Bill
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said in Lok Sabha that the Bill seems to target a religion specific.
Triple Talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 or the Triple Talaq Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Bill seeks to replace the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon
Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12 pm.
Opposition leaders move Privilege Motion against Centre over Rafale
Opposition leaders moved privilege motion notice against the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale issue hours before the commencement of the fifth day of the winter session of the Parliament Monday. Congress MP Sunil Jakhar moved a privilege motion in Lok Sabha against PM Narendra Modi over the Rafale issue. RJD MP Manoj Jha also sent a privilege motion in Rajya Sabha against Attorney General over Rafale issue.
Meanwhile, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan and CPI (M) MP Mohammed Salim submitted an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over the Rafale issue.
AIMPLB threatens to move to Supreme Court if Triple Talaq Bill is passed in Parliament
Calling the triple talaq ordinance “anti-Shariyat and anti-Muslim women”, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said it will move the Supreme Court if the ordinance is passed in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Winter session.
On September 19, the Union Cabinet had passed the ordinance to amend provisions of the Triple Talaq Bill. It was later signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.
“There is a time period for an ordinance to be passed, and if it doesn’t in that time period, it has lapsed. The court said that if the ordinance has lapsed, then nothing will happen. But in case, unfortunately, the bill is passed and accepted, we will challenge it in Supreme Court," said AIMPLB member Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas while briefing the media in Lucknow Sunday. READ MORE