Triple Talaq Bill Live Updates: Real Test In Rajya Sabha, Days After Lower House's Nod

 
Triple Talaq Bill Live Updates: Real Test In Rajya Sabha, Days After Lower House's Nod

NEW DELHI: Three days after the Triple Talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, the revised bill that will make instant Triple Talaq a punishable offence, will be tabled for debate in the Rajya Sabha today. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned until 2 pm soon after it began. The revised bill makes instant Triple Talaq - the practice of Muslim men to call for divorce by saying "Talaq" thrice- an offence with a jail term up to three years and a fine for the husband. As per a suggestion by TMC's Derek O'Brien, the bill is to be referred to a joint select committee of the Rajya Sabha. The Congress on the other hand said it won't allow the bill to be passed in its current form, and has made it mandatory for its lawmakers to attend today's session.