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Rajya Sabha Postponed Triple Talaq Bill

| Updated: 2018-08-10 15:56:16

The triple talaq bill has been deferred by the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that as there is no “unity in the House” over the bill, it will not be taken up today.

Rajya Sabha is all set to discuss triple talaq bill or The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) 

The Union Cabinet accepted amendments to The Muslim Women, 2017 on Thursday and was to be taken up Friday in the Upper House.

The Triple Talaq bill was introduced in the Winter Session, 2017 after the landmark 3-2 verdict of the Supreme Court which had set aside the old practice of triple talaq, where Muslim men divorced their wives by issuing talaq three times in quick accession.  

Court last year had stated triple talaq as 'void and invalid'. Former Chief Justice of India J S Khehar had put the ball in the government's court to bring a legislation in six months governing marriage and divorce in the Muslim community. In a 395-page the Supreme Court order said: “In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – triple talaq is set aside.”