Lok Sabha to discuss Triple Talaq Bill on 27 December
Speaker takes up The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, popularly known as the Triple Talaq Bill. Mallikarjun Kharge requests the Lok Sabha Speaker to take the Bill on December 27. I give you a commitment that Congress party will participate in the discussion on the Bill, he says.
Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad says he respects Mr. Kharge and expects the Congress leader to assure the proceeding will be held peacefully. He also requests the members to take up the Bill is a peaceful and sanguine manner. Mr. Kharge gives assurance again.
N.K. Premachandran has sought permission to move statutory resolution against the Bill. He says he will move the resolution on 27th itself. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar agrees to the change of schedule.
Noteworthy, for the eighth consecutive day, the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were washed out due to disruptions caused by members from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over various issues. The war of words between Congress and BJP members also contributed to the adjournment.
The Lok Sabha, too, witnessed two adjournments, but the lower Houses passed two key Bills — The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, and The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018. While the former awaits upper House’s clearance, the latter will now be sent to the President for his approval.
-DECEMBER 20, 2018