Andalib Akhter / New Delhi
The women wing of the ALL INDIA MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW BOARD, AIMPLB has welcomed opposition stand on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill , 2017 in Rajya Sabha.
Dr Asma Zehra Chief Organiser Women’s wing AIMPLB in a statement expressed gratitude to all those political parties which vouched for the Bill to be sent to SELECT COMMITTEE for legal scrutiny.
She said that all sections of the bill were against the Constitution and also against the essence of the Supreme Court judgment 22- 8- 17.
“The Bill has harmful impact on Family and Society and totally against women and children” Zehra said.
She hoped that the opposition parties’ would remain firm on stand for upholding rights of WOMEN. “99 percent Muslim women across India are against the Bill and reject it oughtrightly”, she stressed.
The Triple Talaq Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha today amid the ruckus by the Opposition, which demanded that the Bill be referred to a Select Committee of the Upper House.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill , 2017 was introduced in the House by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The Opposition member, however, objected demanding that the Bill be referred to the Select Committee of the Upper House.
The Congress opposition also wanted to raise the Maharashtra caste violence issue instead, which the ruling NDA party charged the Congress as being anti-Muslim women and stalling the bill. The triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha last week as the ruling party has comfortable majority there. But in the Rajya Sabha they do not have this advantage.
After several adjournments, the House was finally adjourned for the day as the deputy chairman P J Kurien saw that neither side was willing budge from their stand.
Arguing strongly for the passage of the bill finance minister Arun Jaitley opposed the sending of the Bill to the Select Committee. He said the reason why it should not be referred to the committee was that such practice had been declared “unconstitutional” by a Supreme Court bench recently. The two judges of the apex court were of the view that such a practice was “unfair” and “constitutional” and they used their power to suspend it for a period of six months from 22 August 2017, Jaitley said.