About 82 per cent decline in triple talaq cases since law enacted by government: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
He also asserted the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, has taken its course whenever such a matter has been reported.
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.
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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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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.
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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.
The bill, which proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife in any form of spoken, written or by electronic meansif enacted, will make triple talaq a criminal offence.
The board also alleged that the legislation was an attempt to ban the entire system of talaq and deny Muslim husbands the right to divorce.
In the winter session of the Parliament, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha by the Opposition parties.
Addressing a gathering at Sangareddy, the Lok Sabha MP said the bill in current form was impractical, since the bill had no monetary provision for the victims of triple talaq practice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all political parties to pass the Triple Talaq Bill in the Parliament's Budget Session.
President Ram Nath Kovind said that he was hopeful that the Triple Talaq Bill would be passed in the Budget Session of Parliament.
At an all-party meeting called in Parliament House, the government sought the cooperation of all political parties in making the session a success.