New Delhi: Chairman of Rajya Sabha Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Triple Talaq Bill will not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha this session due to lack of consensus. The much-debated bill was scheduled to be tabled in the Upper House on the last of the Monsoon session, a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill.
Triple Talaq Bill not to be tabled in this Rajya Sabha session
"The Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it," he said.
After the bill would be passed in the Upper House, it would go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments. On December 29 the Lok Sabha passed the bill, which sought to make instant triple talaq a criminal offence.
The Bill proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife in any form of spoken, written or by electronic means such as email, SMS, and WhatsApp.