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  • Mumbai: Shoe thrown at Asaduddin Owaisi while addressing a rally at Nagpada

    Mumbai/Aurangabad: A shoe was thrown at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi while he was addressing a rally at Nagpada on Tuesday, the MP however remained unhurt. “I am willing to lay down my life for my democratic rights. These are all frustrated people who cannot see the government decision on triple talaq has not been accepted by masses in general and muslims in particular,” Owaisi told PTI.

  • Government won’t blink on Triple Talaq bill

    New Delhi: A Bill to ban instant triple talaq and send recalcitrant husbands to jail up to three years remained stuck in the Rajya Sabha for yet another day on Thursday, with just a day left for the winter session on Friday to decide its fate. Nonetheless, the government, outnumbered in the Rajya Sabha, has decided not to blink and allow the opposition a political victory by sending the landmark Bill to

  • Triple talaq bill remains stuck

    New Delhi : A Bill to ban instant triple talaq and send erring husband to jail up to three years remained stuck in the Rajya Sabha for yet another day on Thursday, with just a day left for the winter session on Friday to decide its fate. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 28.

  • Triple Talaq bill stuck in Rajya Sabha, thanks to Congress

    New Delhi: The Bill to ban triple talaq got stuck in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, though it remains on board and will come up again on Thursday. The House was adjourned for the day after 50 minutes  of noisy wrangling over  Congress tabling a motion  on behalf of the united Opposition to refer the Bill, as passes by the Lok Sabha, to a select committee for a thorough scrutiny.

  • Congress confused on triple talaq: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its “confused” stand on the Triple Talaq Bill and wanted to know why it was sad while the Muslim women were happy. “These days a number of reforms are being brought in. The Triple Talaq Bill is one of them,” the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters here.

  • Triple talaq bill: Congress to consult other opposition parties before taking decision

    New Delhi: The Congress would consult a larger opposition before finalising its stand on the contentious bill which proposed to ban instant triple talaq and make the practice a cognisable offence, party sources said. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which has already been passed in the Lok Sabha last week, is likely to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha today.

  • Absurd and contentious bill for gender justice

    THE right to divorce is not a criminal offence. Personal laws of all communities give right to divorce to both men and women. The issue is what is the best method of divorce accepted under the law.

  • Triple Talaq victim supports provision of punishment in Bill

    Bareilly: A victim of instant Triple Talaq, Farhana has welcomed the provision of punishment in the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 that seeks to criminalise this practice of divorce, ahead of its tabling in the Rajya Sabha. Farhana on Monday urged all parties to support the Bill in the upper house, adding that the punishment of three years would be a credible deterrence.

  • Ishrat Jahan, Triple Talaq petitioner joins BJP

    Howrah: Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As per the reports, Ishrat was felicitated by the Howrah BJP unit on Saturday and inducted into the party.

  • Mumbai: Triple talaq bill a trap, says actor Ali Fazal

    Mumbai: Actor Ali Fazal on Sunday said the triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha is a trap. The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that criminalises the practice of instant divorce with a three-year jail term.

  • Indore: Triple Talaq Bill just a beginning

    Indore : Many Muslim women groups believe that Triple Talaq Bill passed by the central government on Thursday is a beginning to the new era. The groups believe that the bill will introduce fear among the violators but still a lot of work needs to be done in this direction.

  • Clearing cobwebs in Muslim divorce practices

    For a party that has been virtually devoid of Muslim voter support and has revelled in polarising Hindu voters in its favour, the BJP has indeed got a major boost with the instant triple talaq issue having caused an identifiable divide between Muslim men and women. But, there can be little doubt that with such an obnoxious practice as repeating the word ‘talaq’ thrice even by such means as a telephonic conversation,