New Delhi: Monsoon Session of the Lok Sabha which began on July 18 adjourned Sine Die. The Triple Talaq Bill has been deferred by the Rajya Sabha on Friday, a day after the Union Cabinet approved inclusion of a provision of granting bail to men found guilty of giving instant triple talaq to their wives.
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that as there is no “unity in the House” over the bill, it will not be taken up today.
The Union Cabinet approved amendments to The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 on Thursday and was likely to be taken up Friday in the Upper House.
Monsoon Session: Highlights
# 03:47 pm: Monsoon Session of the Lok Sabha which began on July 18 adjourned Sine Die
# 03:31 pm: Rajya Sabha discusses The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
# 03:11 pm: Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu
# 02:38 pm: Chairman Venkaiah Naidu reconvenes Rajya Sabha proceedings.
# 02:34 pm: Congress continues to demand Rafale debate
# 02:32 pm: Rajya Sabha resumes; Private Members’ Resolution taken up
# 02:31 pm: House resumes
# 02:12 pm: Anti-triple talaq crusader Nida Khan, 24, has announced that she will join the BJP soon and will continue her fight demanding justice for Muslim women. Khan who herself is a victim of triple talaq, runs an NGO who have been given instant triple talaq.
# 12:12 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm after uproar by Opposition in Rajya Sabha over Rafale Deal issue.
# 11:58 am: Triple Talaq faceoff rocks Rajya Sabha, House adjourned till 12 noon
# 11:27 am: Congress demands to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into the Rafale deal.
# 11:22 am: Uproar by Opposition in Rajya Sabha over Rafale Deal issue
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# 11:06 am: Sonia Gandhi at the protest by Opposition in Parliament premises over Rafale Deal issue
# 10:55 am: Our party’s position is absolutely clear on this, I will not say anything on this further: Sonia Gandhi, Congress on Triple Talaq Bill
# 10:40 am: Congress, CPI, RJD and AAP hold a protest outside Parliament over Rafale deal issue
# 10:26 am: Women treated unfairly in all communities, not just Muslims, even Hindus, Christians, Sikhs etc. In every society, there is male domination. Even Shree Ram Chandra ji once left Sita ji after doubting her. So we need to change as a whole: Hussain Dalwai, Congress
# 10:16 am: BJP strategy meeting over Triple Talaq Bill underway in Parliament. BJP President Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and other senior leaders also present.
# 03:20 am: The much-debated Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill.
Today is the last day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament and the government could introduce amendments in Rajya Sabha. If the bill is cleared by the upper house, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments.
On Thursday, Parliament has passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, with the Rajya Sabha approving it by voice vote.