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Triple talaq bill: Congress seeks amendments; to consult larger Opposition

The party might press for amendments in the bill, including a clause for maintenance to the Muslim women

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Triple talaq
Triple talaq

The would consult a larger before finalising its stand on the contentious bill which proposed to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a cognizable offence, party sources said on Monday.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which has already been passed in the Lok Sabha last week, is likely to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

According to the sources, Leader of in the Upper House has convened a meeting of the leaders of his party (Congress) as well as other parties in his Parliament chamber tomorrow, before the bill is taken up.

The sources added that while the was in favour of the bill as it proposed to ban instant triple talaq, whether it would press for sending it to the Select Committee, as has been the practice in the Rajya Sabha, would only be seen tomorrow.

The party might press for amendments in the bill, including a clause for maintenance to the Muslim women and making it mandatory for the man to prove that triple talaq had not been invoked, the sources said.

First Published: Mon, January 01 2018. 23:25 IST
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