Minister Seeks All-Party Support To Pass Triple Talaq Bill In Rajya Sabha

A day before the introduction of the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Vijay Goel Sunday reached out to all parties looking for their support for its passage.

Terming the bill landmark legislation for gender justice, the minister of state for parliamentary affairs said Muslim women are seeking towards the Rajya Sabha with hope.

“It is high time we ensure justice to our Muslim sisters. They have went through so much pain because of this inhuman practice of triple talaq,” Mr. Goelstated in the national capital.

Mr. Goel, who hails from Chandni Chowk in Delhi, said he has personally witnessed how Muslim women suffered because of triple talaq.

The minister said he has reached out to all parties, mainly those in the opposition, and sought their help for passage of the bill.

The contentious bill seeking to criminalize the practice of instant divorce among Muslims is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Congress has said it will not permit its passage in the present form.

The ruling BJP, which lacks a majority in the upper house, has published a whip asking its members to be present in the house.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will table the bill in the Rajya Sabha. The bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha — with 245 voting in favor and 11 opposing it — on Thursday amid a walkout by the opposition.

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