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Cong, Rahul responsible for triple talaq bill not being passed: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today held responsible for the triple talaq bill not getting the parliamentary nod in the Monsoon Session, saying his party supported it in the but not in the for its

Attacking Gandhi, said the government till last moment tried to ensure the passage of the bill, but stalled its passage.

"The triple talaq bill which ensures gender justice was unfortunately not allowed to be passed by and its Rahul Gandhi," Kumar told reporters.

He further said the is committed for the welfare of Muslim women.

who also raised the issue in the where the bill was to be taken up for discussion, said the Congress today stands exposed, the party just wanted to stalled the passage of this landmark bill.

"It is unfortunate and painful that more than 300 Muslim women have been given divorce after the judgement and this bill was very important but opposition has some other priorities," he told reporters.

Prasad also said that without explaining the reason or their objection, the Congress kept on demanding that they want the bill to be referred to a

The had yesterday cleared some amendments to the draft Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 bill, including adding a bail provision to it.

The amendments came after the on August 22 last year had struck down 'triple talaq', calling unconstitutional.

The contentious Triple Talaq Bill which criminalises the practice of instant "talaq" could not be taken up for discussion and passage in on the last day of Monsoon session today, owing to lack of consensus among political parties on the issue.

The Congress-led Opposition has been demanding that the bill be sent to the for further scrutiny.

The BJP-led government, which does not have a majority in the Upper House, had also made efforts to get the bill cleared in the Budget Session also.

The Lok Sabha, which passed the bill in December, was adjourned sine die today.

Kumar termed the Monsoon Session a landmark session, saying 21 bills were passed in the House which sat for 20 hours more than the allocated time.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:35 IST