Instant Talaq Bill to reach Rajya Sabha today
New Delhi : The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, which was recently cleared by Lok Sabha, will reach the upper house of Parliament on Tuesday.
It is likely that opposition will ask the government to send it first to a select committee as difference in opinions has been registered by several NGOs.
As per the Rajya Sabha's list of business, the instant talaq Bill should be taken up by the House on Tuesday.
While government will look to get the bill cleared on Tuesday itself, it would be difficult to "bulldoze" the Bill through as was done last Thursday in the Lok Sabha. Government got the Bill passed with a voice vote.
Prime opposition Congress is also supporting the ban but they want some provisions to be added in the bill. The Left parties (CPM and CPI), SP, BSP, NCP, RJD and a host of other parties have issues with the Bill in its present form. TMC, which is opposed to a ban on instant talaq, did not participate in the discussion in the Lok Sabha.