History was created as the triple talaq bill was cleared in Rajya Sabha. Despite some parties including Nitish Kumar’s group opposing the law humanity won after all. The absence of AIADMK party that decided to abstain from voting brought down the effective strength of 240-member Rajya Sabha thereby indirectly helping the passing of the bill.
BREAKING: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Rajya Sabha. Triple Talaq now a criminal offence, after President's assent. Carries 3-year jail term.
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 30, 2019
99 Members Vote In Support Of Law
The opposition demanded that the bill should be sent to the select committee. However, the demand was rejected with 84 members voting in its favor against 100 members. 99 members supported the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha. As the Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came out of the Parliament he showed the sign of victory and said, “Today is a historic day. Both the Houses have given justice to Muslim women. This is the beginning of a transforming India.”
The ban on instant triple talaq has always been on the priority list for the NDA government and is already in force through an ordinance. Violation of the law will lead to three years in jail.
It is the first bill introduced by the NDA government after returning back to power. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was brought in the parliament around 19 months ago. But it failed to pass because of opposition in the Rajya Sabha where NDA did not have a majority.
Although this time along NDA was still short of a majority, the depleted strength of opposition in the parliament and persuasion by BJP-led government to friendly parties to either abstain from voting or back the bill made all the difference.
"India rejoices today"#TripleTalaqBill
Today is a historic day for the entire country. Today millions of Muslim mothers and sisters have won and they have the right to live with dignity. pic.twitter.com/rxl6t5CDVx
— Priya Sahay Shrivastava (@Free_spirit_ps) July 30, 2019
History Is Made Despite Strong Opposition
At the start of the debate, Bashishtha Narain Singh of the Janata Dal-United strongly opposed the bill and decided to stay away from the discussion saying, “Hum iss ka bahishkar karte hain (We boycott this bill).” His party has six members.
Even AIADMK was strongly against the bill. The floor leader of AIADMK in Rajya Sabha, A Navaneethakrishnan demanded that the triple talaq bill should be sent to a select committee in the House. He said that his party was against the bill and walked out during voting.
This brought down the majority mark of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha clearing way for the passing of triple talaq bill. Biju Janata Dal of Naveen Patnaik supported the bill. While initiating the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Cabinet Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “This is a question of justice for women and their empowerment… This is a matter of gender justice, dignity and equality.” With more than 20 Islamic nations across the world regulating triple talaq, India still has a long way and accept this new change as many still consider criminalizing the bill as destructive.
Countries who ve banned instant Triple Talaq
Pakistan Bangla Sri Lanka Turkey Cyprus Tunisia Algeria Malaysia Jordon Egypt Iran Iraq Brunei UAE Indonesia Libya Sudan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Morocco Kuwait
— Anil patil (@beingani10) July 25, 2019
#TripleTalaqBill should be seen only as one part of many attacks on Muslim identity & citizenship since 2014. Mob violence, police atrocities & mass incarceration won't bog us down
With a firm belief in the Constitution, we've withstood oppression, injustices & denial of rights
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) July 30, 2019
Why are Muslim Men #Fearing criminalisation if #TripleTalaqBill is passed in #RajyaSabha ? Why they want to keep 3-4 wives? It’s a #contract marriage so end one before starting another as per 4 Constitution of India 🙏 This country doesn’t have Sharia Law pic.twitter.com/PhBiMbjmQ6
— PAYAL ROHATGI & Team- Bhagwan Ram Bhakts (@Payal_Rohatgi) July 28, 2019
— Mayank Garg (@MayankG59715873) July 30, 2019
In a massive step towards women empowerment, #TripleTalaqBill has finally been passed in both houses of the Parliament!!
I congratulate my Muslim sisters & thank PM @narendramodi under whose leadership history has been created!!
No words to express my happiness!!
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) July 30, 2019
— jitender (@iJDsaab) July 30, 2019
Triple Talak ended on 30 -07-19
Wah ! Modi ji Wah !! 👍👌👏
Congratulations on #TripleTalaqBill ✌️
पर अब अपने MLA सेंगर को भी बाहर करे और उस लड़की को भी न्याय दिलाये 🙏 जय भारत 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/yLTGd5Vcyr
— Hemend₹a ₹@£h! भा₹त 🇮🇳 (@HM_rathi) July 30, 2019
Modi's retaining his PRIME MINISTER position for the next term is much more CERTAIN…
— Subba Rao🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@yessirtns) July 30, 2019
Left Liberals & Opposition right now. pic.twitter.com/rSAaU3zCz7
— serious_joker 💯% Follow back (@serious_joker1) July 30, 2019
Another milestone toward #NayaBharat the #TripleTalaqBill finally passed.. congratulations for all muslim women who suffered 4 long or was threatened to go through that. Talaq is the most hated allowed practice in Islam & should be practiced carefully& according to correct Sharia pic.twitter.com/Cs3f3iZ2pG
— Nouf Almarwaai نوف المروعي 🇸🇦 (@NoufMarwaai) July 30, 2019