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Triple talaq bill draconian, ambiguous: Women activists

29 January 2018

The government on Sunday said that it would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the triple talaq bill was passed in Parliament's Budget Session. My colleagues and I will leave no stone unturned in talking to and convincing the political parties.

PM Modi further added it was the government's effort as well as the expectation of the people that there would be no politics on an important issues like triple talaq and Muslim women would get their right.

As per the sources, the triple talaq bill and a bill to give the Other Backward Classes (OBC) Commission constitutional status will be among the BJP government's priorities during the Budget Session of Parliament that begins on Monday, PTI reported.

Addressing the floor leaders of the various parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi said the accords importance to issues raised by the parties and urged their leaders to create a "constructive atmosphere for the national good".

Ahead of the budget session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the upcoming budget will fulfill everyone's aspirations.

In the previous Winter Session that concluded on January 5, both the Houses had passed 12 Bills, including the Indian Forest (Amendment) bill, 2017, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (amendment ) Bill, 2018, and the Companies (amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Session will mainly be devoted to Financial Business relating to Union Budget for 2018-19 and discussion on the Motion of Thanks on President's address, but essential Legislative and other Business will also be taken up.

While the government intends to pass the Triple Talaq bill, the Opposition plans to counter the government on issues such as rape, communal violence and remarks on the Constitution. "The Government should adopt a cooperative attitude and allow the opposition to raise these issues", Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said.

The first phase of the session will be from January 29 to February 9.

The Opposition was represented at the meeting by Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), D Raja (CPI), Kanimozhi (DMK), Derek O'Brien and Sudip Bandhopadhyay (TMC), Tariq Anwar (NCP) and Dushyant Chautala (INLD).

Triple talaq bill draconian, ambiguous: Women activists