BJP leader filed PIL in Supreme Court to declare Nikah Halala as ‘rape’ Current Affairs 

BJP leader filed PIL in Supreme Court to declare Nikah Halala as ‘rape’

New Delhi: BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Monday in the Supreme Court demanding to declare Nikah Halala as rape and polygamy an offence under IPC and declare them ‘unconstitutional’. Delhi based lawyer, has also urged the apex court to declare both the practices as violation of fundamental rights guaranteed to Muslim women under Articles 14 (right to equality), 15 (right to non-discrimination) and 21 (right to life and liberty) of the Constitution. Further, the PIL also urged the top court to declare…

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Contentious triple talaq bill fate continued to hang, Winter session of Parliament ends Current Affairs 

Contentious Triple Talaq Bill fate continued to hang, Winter session of Parliament ends

New Delhi: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned sine-die today. Friday, being the last day of this winter session of Parliament, the fate of the contentious triple talaq bill continued to hang in a balance. The government in Rajya Sabha was hoping to get a breakthrough in the standoff over the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which seeks to outlaw talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and punish offenders with a jail term. The Congress and BJP had issued whips to all their MPs in the Rajya…

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Contentious triple talaq bill fate continued to hang, Winter session of Parliament ends Current Affairs 

Rajya Sabha adjourns over opposition objections to Triple Talaq Bill

New Delhi: Central government tabled Triple Talaq Bill amid ruckus in Rajya Sabha today. Soon after Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the bill for discussion, the chaos that followed forced the House to adjourn until Thursday. Ravi Shankar Prasad underlining the urgency of approving the proposed bill into law said, “Even after passage of triple talaq bill in Lok Sabha the practice is continuing, a woman in Moradabad was given instant talaq over dowry.” Congress leader Anand Sharma, however, moved a notice demanding that triple talaq bill be…

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Current Affairs 

Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha today passed the contentious bill that criminalises the instant triple talaq practice with up to three years in jail for the husband. The bill was passed after the intense debate as the House rejected a string of amendments proposed by Asaduddin Owaisi, Congress and BJD. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who had tabled the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 called it a “historic day.” Prasad said the bill was “not about religion but about justice and respect for women.” He…

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Society 

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

“In spite of the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, and the assurance of AIMPLB, there have been reports of divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat from different parts of the country….. It is, therefore, felt that there is a need for State action to give effect to the order of the Supreme Court and to redress the grievances of victims of illegal divorce”, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserts in a “Statement of Objects and Reasons” of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. Union Law Minister…

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Instant triple talaq illegal, 3 years jail term for husband: Govt’s draft law Current Affairs 

Triple Talaq may become criminal offence, Centre may amend IPC

New Delhi: In a recent development, Centre is planning to amend a section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make the practice of talaq-e-bidat a criminal offence. As per the report published in Mathrubhumi, Highly placed sources in the Home Ministry told that instead of bringing an entirely new law, the government is mulling to amend IPC 497 and add a sub-section 497 (A). Once the amendment is made, the practice of talaq-e-bidat, that allows men to pronounce talaq thrice in one sitting and render the divorce irrevocable, will attract imprisonment…

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