Modi govt's pursuit to criminalise triple talaq pays off as RS clears bill; BJP outwits Congress for second time
Despite having faced two setbacks, the Narendra Modi govt kept on patiently pursuing the triple talaq bill and it managed to get the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, passed in the Rajya Sabha on the third attempt on Tuesday
Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill to replace Medical Council of India, cap MBBS fees
Parliament LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha passed a Bill to replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the National Medical Commission, aiming to reform the medical education sector.
Centre trivalised triple talaq by sidelining Opposition remarks on bill; govt's attempt at Muslim inclusion reeks of haste
The Muslims in India need inclusion, but to do it in a haphazard manner disregarding every Opposition point of view, as seen during the debate on triple talaq bill, not only trivialises the issue but also reeks of arrogance
Parliament Updates: Looks like Parliament passed POCSO law in a rage, must rethink capital punishment, says RJD's Manoj Jha
Parliament LIVE Updates: Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "Congress party is against disrespect of women" while reacting to Azam Khan's comment against Rama Devi yesterday when she was presiding over the House proceedings as Deputy Speaker. However, Choudhary triggered a commotion as he tried to link the issue with past incidents when Sonia Gandhi was insulted by MPs in the House.
Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising instant triple talaq; Rajya Sabha nod to RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passed the instant triple talaq bill. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minority Affairs Minister, says that the Opposition is against the triple talaq Bill because they are afraid of losing a certain set of votes. The Bill is in lines with the constitutional commitment. The Bill will protect Muslim women, he adds.
Full text: Lok Sabha passes bill criminalising instant triple talaq, allows jail term of upto three years for husband
Lok Sabha on Thursday gave its nod to a bill which seeks to penalise the practice of instant triple talaq by a voice vote. Here's the full-text of the Bill as introduced
Narendra Modi's LS address: Post consolidation of Hindu votes, PM seeks to create bond of trust with Muslims
Narendra Modi’s attempt in his speech in the Lok Sabha was to show the Muslims how the Congress has exploited them for electoral gains.
Ex-Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan supports Narendra Modi's statement in LS on triple talaq, recalls Shah Bano case
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted former union minister Arif Mohammad Khan in his speech in the Lok Sabha, the latter on Tuesday sided with him and said that Modi used his quote to send across a message. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier asked Congress to support the Triple Talaq Bill saying it can make up for two 'missed opportunities' on the issue of women empowerment in the past. The Triple Talaq Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha last week amid a huge uproar from the Opposition parties, which are against criminalising the offence.
The lawyer, Nikhil Bhalla, has filed the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of two contents from Sacred Games that according to him "tarnished" the image of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
BJP’s attack on Congress as a Muslim party may be good campaign strategy, but its accusations are ludicrous
BJP's concerted attack on Congress makes some sense as an early salvo as part of an election campaign, but it has no discernible connection with facts or the historical record
'They are lobbying to stall triple talaq bill': Former minister Arif Mohammad Khan slams Muslim law board
On Tuesday, former Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan penned an op-ed in The Times of India entitled Women get a raw deal again: Muslim Personal Law Board is still stuck in Shah Bano timewarp as its opposition to triple talaq bill proves.
Parliamentary affairs ministers Ananth Kumar on Friday accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the Triple Talaq Bill saying that they should learn from the past and let the legislation pass
Triple talaq: BJP's MJ Akbar told Rajiv Gandhi to overturn Shah Bano case in 1986, has now switched position
Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar has received fulsome praise for his speech in Parliament supporting the adoption of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017.
Triple talaq verdict: Need for stringent law for financial security of divorced women says Shah Bano's daughter
The Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq will help the poor and illiterate women, but a stringent law is needed for the financial security of the community's divorced women, says Siddiqua Begum
The new divorce law, therefore, must respond to the anxieties, apprehensions, worries, fears and concerns of a highly diversified legal category called ‘Muslim women’.
A five-judge constitution bench would be set up by the Supreme Court to hear and decide on a batch of petitions relating to the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims.
Whether it was winning the seats in Jammu in 1959 or toppling the EMS Namboodiripad-led Communist government in Kerala, the CPM blames Indira Gandhi of using communal politics.
The government and the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board on Thursday hailed the observations of the Allahabad High Court on triple talaq, but the All India Muslim Personal Law Board was dismissive.
Shiv Sena on Friday backed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that secularism was the "most misused" term and hit out at Congress alleging that it effected constitutional amendments to suit its "dirty politics".