Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government is acute to seek parliamentary approval for the Triple Talaq Bill, will move it in Rajya Sabha later on Wednesday.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill will be moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
On December 27, 2018, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in Lok Sabha with 245-votes in favor and only 11 in against of the Bill. However, the opposition parties want the Bill to be sent to Select Committee of Parliament for detailed vetting, demand that was dismissed by the Centre.
In January 2019, an ordinance was re-propagated as the revised Bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha as the government lacks a majority.
The Triple Talaq Bill criminalizes the practice of immediate triple talaq with a provision of 3-years imprisonment to the erring husband.
In August 2018, the triple talaq issue was taken up in the Parliament after a five-judge bench of the top court ruled “unconstitutional”, which is a practice that permits Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by giving talaq three times.
In a landmark three to two verdict, the apex court found the practice of “arbitrary”, un-Islamic, and disagreed triple talaq was a basic part of religious practice.