RS adjourned till Jan 2 after uproar over Triple Talaq Bill

NEW DELHI: The Upper House of Parliament has been adjourned till January 2, 2019, Wednesday after din over the politically sensitive triple talaq bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday.

With 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the revised Bill that makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence with a provision of three-year jail term and a fine for the erring husband and makes the woman entitled to maintenance.