Parliament Winter Session Highlights: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the amended Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, which criminalises Triple Talaq, after arguments went on for over four hours. Before the Triple Talaq bill motion was adopted for consideration, Congress and AIADMK MPs staged a walkout.
While the Opposition demanded a joint select committee on the instant triple talaq bill, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called it a bill for “justice and humanity.” Prasad said, “It is essential that the Parliament talks in one voice and not make it a religious issue.” The Opposition, meanwhile, has accused the Modi government of having “ulterior motives” in passing the bill.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned within minutes of opening. The Upper House was closed without any transaction following protests over the Cauvery issue and the murder of a cop in Bulandshahr.