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Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi over Rafale issue

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Lok Sabha session has been adjourned till Tuesday after passing the Transgender Bill by voice vote amid din over Rafale issue.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Express Photo by Amit Mehra/File)

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.

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Lok Sabha adjourned till Tuesday

Lok Sabha adjourned till Tuesday after passing the Transgenders Bill by voice vote.

BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi over Rafale issue

BJP's Anurag Thakur moves privilege motion in Lok Sabha 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.

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day following protests by AIADMK and BJP members.

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

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Parliament LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House. (Express photo by Praveen Jain)

In Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will move to withdraw the Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

A report by the Standing Committee of the Parliament on the subject 'Sino-India Relations including Doklam, border situation and cooperation in international organizations' will be submitted in both the houses. Shashi Tharoor and Sharad Tripathi will present the report in the lower house while Kumar Ketkar and Sambhaji Chhatrapati will present it in the upper house today.

On Friday, both the houses of the Parliament were adjourned following an uproar over the Supreme Court's dismissal of petitions seeking a probe into the Rafale deal.

The BJP, led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, called for Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s apology for ‘misleading the country’ on the fighter aircraft deal in the Parliament. Singh, quoting the SC verdict in the Lok Sabha, said, “Congress president tried to mislead public for political benefits and maligned India’s image globally, he should apologize to the house and to the people of the country. He thought ‘Hum to doobe hain sanam tum ko bhi le doobenge’.”

Opposition relentless over Rafale

The Opposition parties had expressed earlier that they will continue their protest against the government on four issues – farm woes, “assault’ on institutions like the CBI and RBI, jobs and price rise and Rafale.