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"Why should we employ such haste in clearing a bill that will impact a sizeable population of country", CPI MP D. Raja said.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 has been listed for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. "The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them", the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters in Delhi. "Let it go for reconsideration to Select Committee", says NCP leader Majeed Memon.

According to Business Standard, the Centre described the voting as "historic" and even said that there is no doubt that the Bill will be passed in Rajya Sabha as well.

In Lok Sabha last week, the Congress and some other parties had demanded that the Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee, but the government rejected their demand.

However, owing to the lack of a majority of the government in the Rajya Sabha, there are chances that the Bill may be impeded or blocked.

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The Lok Sabha has on thursday passed the controversial bill making instant talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband.

Meanwhile, the BJP has kept their hopes high on the passing of the Bill. The amendments to the bill moved by the opposition were also rejected.

Speaking at the mujahid state conference in Malappuram on Saturday, Hassan said that he opposed the triple talaq bill because the bill was not aimed at ensuring justice for muslim women but was a prelude to the imposition of the uniform civil code on the muslim community.

At a meeting chaired by Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, sizeable number of opposition parties advocated sending the Triple Talaq Bill to select committee including Congress.


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