MM Hassan denies contradicting Congress stand on triple talaq

Ali Fazal who got his first break in Bollywood through theatre is all set to make a comeback on stage but for the last time. PTI

Ali Fazal who got his first break in Bollywood through theatre is all set to make a comeback on stage but for the last time. PTI

The sources added that while the Congress was in favour of the Bill as it proposed to ban instant triple talaq, whether it would press for sending it to the Select Committee, as has been the practice in the Rajya Sabha, would only be seen when it's taken up.

Speaking to reporters in Kozhikode on Monday, Hassan said that his position on the triple talaq bill was not different from the congress party's official position on the issue.

However, the Bill was opposed by MPs from RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and All India Muslim League, who called it arbitrary in nature.

"The way the triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, it will be passed in Rajya Sabha too with constructive debate and discussion".

The Bill will be introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the upper house.

He said the government seemed to have brought the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 in hurry."Why they did not consult all stake holders...why this was done secretly", he said.

According to Business Standard, the Centre described the voting as "historic" and even said that there is no doubt that the Bill will be passed in Rajya Sabha as well.

The bill makes grant of instant talaq a cognisable and a non-bailable offence.

The controversial bill had met with mixed reaction from all political parties when it was presented in the lower house.

And if the Opposition insists on vetting the bill by a parliamentary panel, it will lead to delay and be passed only in the next session of parliament. It was passed after the House rejected a string of amendments moved by various Opposition members.

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