Ananth Kumar, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by creating hurdles in the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill. The bill stands to be one of the most awaited and controversial decisions ever taken by the Supreme Court, wherein the latter declared the pronouncement of talaq by a person to his wife, through any medium, null and illegal.
Passed in the Lok Sabha after rejecting a resolution moved by Revolutionary Socialist Party member NK Premachandran, the bill confers a jail term of upto three years to any person practicing instant triple talaq. Due to Congress’s constant insistence that its resolution to refer the bill to a standing committee be voted on, the bill’s passage in the current winter session of the upper house became difficult.
In reaction to this demand, Ananth Kumar said, “Every day they bring a new excuse and their demand to refer the bill to the Select Committee is just a trick to misguide all.”
As the winter session of the Rajya Sabha ends on Friday, January 5, the bill is now pushed to the budget session, which begins in less than a month.