Rajya Sabha not taking up Triple Talaq Bill Friday

Rajya Sabha not taking up Triple Talaq Bill Friday

New Delhi, Aug 10: The much-awaited Triple Talaq Bill could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Friday due to lack of consensus among political parties.

Announcing this in the post-lunch session, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu told Members on the last day of the Monsoon Session that the 'Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it.'

The Government was expected to bring the amended Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill, 2017 in the Upper House during the day.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday had 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.

While the draft bill saw easy passage in the Lok Sabha, it ran into trouble in the Upper House, with some parties demanding that a bail provision be included in the Bill. (UNI)