We reject the legislation on criminalising triple talaq: Karnataka minister Tanveer Sait

Triple Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today all eyes on Congress

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"Hope for a smooth passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha", said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

In this context, he took a dig at Sait for his "regressive" stand on triple Talaq.

On August 22 past year, the Supreme Court banned the practice of instant triple talaq, (the practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering the word "talaq" three times) calling it unconstitutional.

It appears that the BJP will begin 2018 on a positive note, as a major rejig in the Rajya Sabha following biennial polls will see the saffron party as the single largest in the upper house, the Indian Express reports.

The SC said triple talaq violates the fundamental rights of Muslim women as it irrevocably ends a marriage without any chance of reconciliation.

Therefore, a meeting between the ruling BJP and the opposition led by Congress and chaired by chairman of the upper house of Parliament, M Venkaiah Naidu is likely to be held on Tuesday.

The bill makes grant of instant talaq a cognisable and a non-bailable offence.

Ahead of the introduction of the bill in the Rajya Sabha today, the opposition parties are slated to meet today morning to decide the course of action on the bill.

In 2017, the BJP emerged as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha vertook Congress to become the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha, where it now has 58 members against 57 of the main opposition party.

The opposition parties including Congress, SP, BSP, AIADMK, DMK, CPI, CPI (M), BJD want detailed deliberations on the criminality clause under which a Muslim man can be sentenced up to three-year imprisonment for abandoning his wife following Talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq. Any Muslim woman subjected to instant talaq can approach a Court of Magistrate and seek redressal.

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