No ordinance on triple talaq: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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Mumbai: Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at a meeting of Haj Committee of India at Haj House in Mumbai on Friday. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade (PTI4_14_2017_000190A)

LUCKNOW: The Union government will not bring an ordinance on triple talaq, said Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday.

The government is in favour of a discussion on the bill banning instant triple talaq in the upcoming Budget Session, added Naqvi while responding to a question on the sidelines of development coordination meeting in Lucknow on Thursday.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill seeks to outlaw talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq and punish offenders with a jail term.

The triple talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha through a voice vote in the Winter Session of Parliament but it could not scrape through the Upper House with the opposition demanding that it be sent to a select committee for scrutiny.

Replying to opposition’s criticism on scrapping of Haj subsidy, Naqvi said that instead of doing any good the subsidy was actually bringing a bad name to the Muslim community and moreover, the subsidy amount was very less now.

Source: Times of India

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