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For certain clauses, Cong to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament: Singhvi
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For certain clauses, Cong to oppose Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament: Singhvi

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New Delhi, Jun 13: Expressing its doubts over some fundamental points in the Triple Talaq Bill, the Congress on Thursday said it would oppose the legislation in Parliament.

Addressing a press conference here, AICC spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said a debate was needed on some of the provisions of the Bill.

"On Triple Talaq, we have raised some fundamental points. The government has agreed on many points. Still one or two points are left. Debates are required on those points and we shall oppose it (Bill)," Mr Singhvi said.

He said that a lot of time would have been saved if the government had agreed on points raised by them earlier.

The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the Triple Talaq Bill and said it would introduce the Bill, that makes Triple Talaq an offence punishable with imprisonment of up to three years with a fine, in the coming session of Parliament.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 will replace the ordinance promulgated in February.

The Bill proposes to declare the practice of triple talaq as illegal and provides for payment of subsistence allowance to Muslim women and dependent children. (UNI)