Triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha Highlights: The triple talaq bill has been deferred by the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that as there is no “unity in the House” over the bill, it will not be taken up today.
The Union Cabinet approved amendments to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 on Thursday and was likely to be taken up Friday in the Upper House.
On Friday, which is the last day of the monsoon session, the Centre will again push for the passage of the bill.
The amendment bill empowers the victim (wife), or members of her family, by blood or marriage, to file a complaint in such a case making the FIR cognizable. It further provides the power to a magistrate to grant bail.
The Upper House on Thursday unanimously passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), Amendment Bill, a significant move for the government which rules out any provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities against SC/STs, notwithstanding any court order. It further states that no preliminary inquiry is necessary for registering a criminal case and an arrest under the law will not require any approval.
Friday marks the last day of the monsoon session.