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.
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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.
The deadlock on the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha continued on Thursday with the opposition insisting on its reference to a Select Committee for detailed scrutiny.
Stating that they would oppose the bill, the cleric further said the decision to enact a law against triple talaq could be a right decision, but the intention of the government was not right at all.
Congress leader Anand Sharma argued the Triple Talaq Bill had shortcomings and needed to be referred to a panel to clear them.
The government said it is in talks with the Congress for ensuring smooth passage of the triple talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat today criticised the government for attempting to push the triple talaq bill through parliament without holding any discussions or consultations with Muslim women.
Congress wants triple talaq bill to be strengthened to safeguard the rights of divorced Muslim women so they live a life of dignity with adequate subsistence allowance.
There is also a provision of imprisonment for a term, which may extend to three years and fine for violators.