The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bihar ally, Janata Dal (United) on Thursday walked out of the Lok Sabha opposing the Triple Talaq Bill stating that it will create distrust in a particular community. Speaking in the lower house of the parliament, JDU MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh said that the proposed bill will create distrust in a particular community, and his party will not support this bill.
Singh added, ‘Nobody wants to see Husband and wife getting separated but if such situation occurs, it’s up to them to make a decision with mutual consent and trust, you can not make a decision on their behalf by imposing such law’.
Asserting the need of other option, JD-U Lawmaker added that instead of framing a rule, Government should work and aware of the particular community.
Janata Dal(United) opposes #TripleTalaqBill, in Lok Sabha. JDU MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh says 'this bill will create distrust in a particular community, our party will not support this bill' pic.twitter.com/C8Pm16iZww
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The Triple Talaq Bill was taken up for consideration and passage early in the day with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urging members to support it. Prasad said, ‘It is a matter of Justice, Respect and dignity of the Women’ and not of politics or religion.
In the meantime, Congress has held talks with all of its allies to oppose the bill. Reportedly, all the parties of UPA will oppose the bill in Lok Sabha. Chief Whip of the party, K Suresh confirmed the development saying that parties will strongly oppose the bill.
The Union Cabinet on June 12 approved a fresh bill to ban the instant triple talaq. Earlier, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed by Lok Sabha in December last year amid opposition uproar with 245 MPs voted were in favor of the bill, 11 voted against it. However, it got stuck in the upper House, Rajya Sabha, as the government has no majority there.
The Bill passed by the previous government in Lok Sabha was lapsed after the dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha.
The new Bill will deem the practice ‘illegal’, with the husband supposedly facing a prison sentence of three years. The BJP led government had many amendments to the original Bill after it faced a lot of criticism from opposition parties. It should be noted that the earlier bill doesn’t have the provision of Bail.
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