Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today: Noisy showdown likely as Narendra Modi govt dares Opposition
Noisy showdown is expected in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday as the Narendra Modi government hopes to pass the controversial bill on triple talaq which gives legal right to Muslim women against talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and makes the practice a "cognizable and non-bailable offence".
The government on Tuesday urged the Congress not to press for amendments to the triple talaq bill, which seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims, when it comes up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha likely on Wednesday.
In his first remarks on the issue of instant triple talaq after a bill banning it was cleared by Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said after "years of suffering", Muslim women have finally found a way out to "free" themselves from the practice.
In the last edition of for this year of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed Christmas greetings and talked about the teachings of Jesus Christ
Triple talaq bill: Draft law is more focused on victimising Muslim women rather than empowering them
In August 2017, the Supreme Court passed a seemingly remarkable judgment in the Shayara Bano v Union of India on the practice of instant triple talaq.
DMK denounces Centre over 'haste' to get triple talaq bill passed in Lok Sabha, wants to refer it to standing committee
The DMK on Friday denounced the Centre over the "haste" shown in getting the 'triple talaq' bill passed in the Lok Sabha and wanted it to be referred to a standing committee.
Uttar Pradesh's lone Muslim minister slams triple talaq supporters, says AIMPLB wants to fulfill vested interests
A lone Muslim minister in Uttar Pradesh on Friday slammed those supporting triple talaq, arguing that if uttering the word 'nikaah' (wedding) thrice does not solemnise a marriage, how can uttering the word 'talaq' thrice result in divorce.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday slammed the Congress for not passing a bill during its rule to criminalise instant triple talaq, saying Muslim women have been struggling for their rights
Narendra Modi appeals for consensus in passage of bill making instant triple talaq a punishable offence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for a consensus in passage of the bill on making instant triple talaq a punishable offence.
Triple talaq law: AIMPLB urges Narendra Modi to consult them, women groups before criminalising instant divorce
The Board also objected to the definition of "talaq" given in Section 2(b) of of the Bill, which, it said, is "beyond the scope of talaq-e-biddat (instant divorce) which alone was set aside by the Supreme Court".
Ravi Shankar Prasad to introduce bill criminalising instant triple talaq in Lok Sabha on 28 December
A bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq among Muslims is set to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
The Allahabad High Court on Thursday quashed a decree of divorce based on instant triple talaq, setting aside a family court order.
The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, claiming that it had a special concern for the Muslim women and asked when the ruling party would address the problems faced by Hindu widows.
Women commissions welcome Cabinet's approval of triple talaq bill, term it a 'step towards empowering women'
Women Commission bodies welcomed the go ahead to the triple talaq bill by the Union Cabinet on Friday, terming it a step towards empowering women.
Cabinet clears bill on triple talaq making it a criminal offence, expects it to be approved by Parliament during Winter Session
Union Cabinet cleared the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, to make the practice of 'instant' triple talaq a criminal offence.
Winter Session of Parliament to see 40 bills: Surrogacy, rights for divorced Muslim women and consumers on agenda
The Winter Session of the Parliament is set for a stormy session ahead with the government hoping to pass 40 key bills on corruption, surrogacy and citizenship based on religion among others
Winter Session of Parliament: 25 pending, 14 new bills including maintenance in triple talaq likely to be placed
As many as 25 pending bills and 14 new ones, including a bill providing Muslim women with the right to seek maintenance in case of triple talaq, are expected to be placed in the Winter Session of Parliament.
Criminalising triple talaq: BJP appears to be more interested in playing politics than helping Muslim women
The issue is not the instant triple talaq. The real issue is that a Muslim husband is barred from seeking divorce through courts.
New legislation on triple talaq: Muslim women unsure of how efficiently the law will protect their rights
Muslim women activists who have been working in the field for several years have complex and contradictory views on the new legislation on triple talaq.
New legislation on triple talaq should focus on Muslim women's rights rather than criminalising practice
A human rights framework in the legislation on triple talaq would cut through the long-winding interpretations of the Quran and hadith.