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As Triple Talaq Bill stalled in RS, Govt blames Cong 'hypocrisy'

Last Modified Wednesday, 3 January 2018 (19:48 IST)
New Delhi: Notwithstanding the fact that the has been stalled in as Congress members insisted to refer it to a Select Committee, the government on Wednesday said it would still push for it during the two remaining days of the winter session of Parliament. "The Congress party's double standard stands exposed....They could not stall it in Lok Sabha because we have numbers.

Now they are doing it in Rajya Sabha,"Union Law Minister told reporters here shortly after the Rajya Sabha was adjourned.The government sources said it will try to push the Bill during two last days of winter session.Close on the heels Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day without taking up the Triple Talaq Bill, the Union Minister accused the Congress party of indulging in "double standards" and for delaying 'justice' to Muslim women. "I am sorry to say ....it is a delaying tactics," he said. "I regret that Congress has taken different stands in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. It is their delaying tactic," he said.


He said there was hardly any justification that the Congress party is now opposing The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill 2017 that the principal opposition party has supported in the Lok Sabha."The larger issue is the political of the Congress.We are open to a meaningful debate," he said. Moreover, Mr Prasad said there is an urgency in the matter as despite Supreme Court order, several Muslim women were still falling 'victims' of Triple Talaq especially in Uttar Pradesh.

However, Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Ranjeet Ranjan justified Congress stance in the Upper House saying the issues raised by Congress party on the Bill needs Adequate deliberations."Even in Lok Sabha, we said the bill should be debated properly," Lok Sabha MP Ms Ranjeet Ranjan said adding, "We are supporting the bill in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. But we want it sent to a Select Committee". (UNI)
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