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Bill to ban triple talaq to be brought again: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 03, Jun 2019, 15:46 pm IST | UPDATED: 03, Jun 2019, 15:48 pm IST

Bill to ban triple talaq to be brought again: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Delhi: The government will bring a bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq again in Parliament, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Monday. 

With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the contentious bill on banning triple talaq had lapsed as it could not be passed by Parliament and was pending in Rajya Sabha. 

Bills that are introduced in Rajya Sabha and pending there do not lapse with the dissolution of Lok Sabha. Bills passed by Lok Sabha, and pending in the Rajya Sabha, however, lapse. 

The opposition had been opposing provisions of the bill in Rajya Sabha where the government lacked numbers to ensure its passage. 

Asked whether the bill on triple talaq would be brought again, Prasad said, "Obviously. (The issue of) triple talaq is part of our (BJP) manifesto. Why not?" 

Responding to a question on uniform civil code, he said the government would hold "political consultations" on the issue even as he goes through the Law Commission report on the issue. 

fledged report on the issue, saying a uniform civil code is "neither necessary nor desirable" at this stage. It had suggested changes in laws relating to marriage, divorce, alimony, and marriageable age for men and women. 

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which made the practice of instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) a penal offence, was opposed by the opposition parties which had claimed that jail term for the husband for divorcing his wife is legally untenabl.
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