Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

MM Hassan denies contradicting Congress stand on triple talaq

MM Hassan denies contradicting Congress stand on triple talaq

The bill makes grant of instant talaq a cognisable and a non-bailable offence. "The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them", Naqvi, who is the Minority Affairs Minister, told reporters in New Delhi. "The Muslim women are happy, but I don't know why the Congress is sad", he added.

The congress has said that it would support the bill but has called for sending it to the standing committee for more discussion.

The Centre will seek to pass legislations on the insolvency and bankruptcy code as well as criminalisation of the instant triple talaq practice in the upper house, where it needs the support of some Opposition parties for the objective.

The legislative department had clarified: "The proposed Bill is to protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq-e-biddat by their husbands".

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) said various Muslim bodies in the country would move the Supreme Court if the bill is also passed by the Rajya Sabha.

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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.

Congress kerala unit president M M Hassan has gone back on his stand that he opposed the triple talaq bill brought by the BJP-led central government.

The government hailed the passing of the bill in Lok Sabha as "historic".

"As far as Left parties are concerned, we want this bill to be referred to the Select Committee". "We will take a collective decision after talking to other political parties", said a senior leader of the Congress party. The Centre had written to the state government seeking its opinion on triple talaq on December 11.

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