New Delhi, Aug 10: Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi on Friday declined to say anything on the amendments cleared by the Union Cabinet on the draft Triple Talaq Bill, saying that her party’s position was clear on the Bill.
When asked about her party’s stand on the amendments cleared by the Union Cabinet on Thursday in the draft Triple Talaq Bill Ms Gandhi said, ''Our party's position is absolutely clear on this, I will not say anything on this further.’’The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared three amendments in the Triple Talaq Bill, including a provision of bail in the Bill.
The Cabinet on Thursday cleared three amendments to the Bill, the most important of which is that while Triple Talaq will continue to be a non-bailable offence, the Magistrate will be empowered to decide if the accused can be granted bail.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, ''It has been made compoundable. (UNI)