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While Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cited compelling circumstances for the Ordinance, its timing could have a lot to do with the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states.
Prime Minister assured Muslim women that his government would not leave any stone unturned to ensure justice to them.
Attacking Gandhi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government till last moment tried to ensure the passage of the bill, but Congress stalled its passage.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today as a consensus has not yet been evolved on the issue.
Parliament monsoon session Day 17 HIGHLIGHTS: Both Houses adjourn sine die; Rajya Sabha passes amendments to Commercial Courts, Division and Appellate Division of High Courts Bill
The Lok Sabha had yesterday approved the amendments to the Triple Talaq bill which will be heard in the Upper House today.
The Union Law Minister also questioned demands to remove the provision of up to three-year jail term for the husband for giving instant triple talaq to his wife.
Sushmita Dev alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government was trying to strike a quid pro quo with the passing of the Muslim Women Bill and the Women's Reservation Bill.
NCM chairman Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said the criminalisation of this practice is a must for the upliftment of the minorities in the country.
The Monsoon session of Parliament is set to begin on July 18 and end on August 10 with the Triple Talaq Bill among the legislative items topping the government's agenda.
Triple talaq bill: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urges support of Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee
However, he skirted the question on whether the government will bring an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence if a political consensus eludes the issue.
25 residential schools to be started for minorities, Wakf Tribunal to be formed
Prasad while addressing an event here said that despite Supreme Court's ruling and Lok Sabha passing the Bill against the practice, triple talaq was still prevalent in states like Telangana and UP.
Awarding three-year jail term for guilty in Triple talaq case is atrocious: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
Azad said that the party outrightly rejects the ordinance proposed by the Centre saying that the decision is just a way to divide the husband and wife.
Hundreds of burqa-clad women participated in the silent protest holding placards printed with slogans opposing the bill.
Burkha-clad women held a protest march against Triple Talaq Bill in Rajasthan's Sikar, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce.