RTI Amendment Bill Passed in RS, Triple Talaq Bill Passed in LS

While the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, 25 July, the Rajya Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 amid uproar in both Houses by the Opposition.

While 303 members voted in favour of the Triple Talaq Bill, eight members voted against it.

Earlier, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad opened the debate, saying it must be ensured that Muslim women are part of the country’s growth.

The Congress had said it would oppose the bill in the House. MP K Suresh had said, “As far as Triple Talaq Bill is concerned, Criminality Clause may be misused by the police and the government. So we’ll strongly oppose the Criminality Clause. If the government sticks to that, we’ll ask for division.”

However, speaking in favour of the bill, BJP MP Mukhtar Abaas Naqvi said, “It actually is a blot on our society and should be abolished.”

The ongoing Parliament session will be extended till 6 August, PTI reported quoting sources.

Speaking on the RTI Bill in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad said “This bill has to be referred to a select committee,” Former Finance minister P Chidambaram also said that the Bill should be sent to a Select Committee first.

TMC MP Derek O’Brien has also moved a motion to send the bill to a Select Committee.

Janata Dal (United) opposed the Triple Talaq Bill whereas BJD extended its support to the Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha.

Trinamool Congress MPs staged a walk out of the Lok Sabha in protest against the Triple Talaq Bill.

Congress MPs also stage walkout from Rajya Sabha during debate on RTI Amendment Bill 2019.


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