Govt to push for Triple Talaq Bill in Budget session

  • Govt to push for Triple Talaq Bill in Budget session

Govt to push for Triple Talaq Bill in Budget session

Opposition members are resisting what they term the "criminalisation of divorce" as the Bill proposes a three-year jail term for Muslim men if they pronounce instant triple talaq.

In his maiden address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, he said the government has a "sensitive approach" towards providing housing with availability of water-electricity-toilet facility to all the people.

He said despite the orders of the Supreme Court, the Bill on triple talaq could not be passed by Parliament and Muslim women were denied their rights. My colleagues and I will leave no stone unturned in talking to and convincing the political parties. Find us on Facebook too! "The first half is brief and will be dedicated mostly to motion of thanks to the President's speech but the triple talaq bill will be listed in the second phase", a government source told TOI. The Opposition has also asked the government to address these issues during the session.

"Almost all opposition parties highlighted that the duration of the session was very short and a wide range of issues need to be discussed".

Nearly all political parties, during initial discussions, have supported the idea, though they have pointed out the practical difficulties in implementing the plan. Leaders of the opposition parties are likely to meet Monday to push for unity and to discuss ways to together corner the government.

"My request to you Madam Speaker is to initiate a movement, aimed at the economically advantaged MPs, to forego our remuneration for the remainder of this 16th Lok Sabha", he said, adding that the government spends Rs 2.7 lakh a month for every MP.

"Unemployment is rising. Peace and harmony are being driven out and violence being spread". From Koregaon to Nandangaon to Buxar, Dalits are being oppressed. This is unfortunate. In a liberal democracy, discussions and debates on important issues of the day are key functions of a Parliament apart from discussion and debate for the objective of immediate legislation. "We will also raise issues of farmers' suicides", said Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) after the all-party meeting.

The same was reiterated by Modi at a meeting of NDA leaders.

The Modi-led-government has tabled the economic survey for 2017-18 in the Budget session of Parliament. After a recess of almost a month, the session will resume on March 5 and go on until April 6.