My Times Today.The contentious Triple Talaq Bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, even as the main opposition party Congress has said that it will not allow its passage in the present form
The ruling BJP has issued a whip in the Upper House asking its members to be present.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will table the bill in the Upper House.
The bill was cleared the Lok Sabha – 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it – on Thursday amid a walkout the Opposition.
Prasad had on Friday claimed the bill will find support in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA lacks numbers.
The bill is listed in the Rajya Sabha’s legislative agenda for Monday.
Meanwhile, the India Congress Committee general secretary KC Venugopal had told reporters in Kochi that the party would join hands with others to prevent the bill from getting passed in the House.
He said that as many as 10 opposition parties had openly come out against the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 when it was introduced in the Lok Sabha.