New Delhi: The winter session will be resumed by both the houses of parliament after weekend and Christmas holidays. A heated confrontation on the Muslim Women Bill (Protection of rights on Marriage) is on the cards in the Lok Sabha as the bill seeks to put a ban on the practice of instant divorce among Muslims.
Though, the government is positive on getting a nod by both the houses on the draft law. An ordinance was brought in by the government on the same bill passed by Lok Sabha on December 27, 2017.

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, on Wednesday, said that the treasury bench would like to ensure the passage of the Bill in both Houses of Parliament.

"We are in favour of constructive debate. Opposing a draft law or staging a walkout is part of the democratic process, but I am confident the Bill will be passed as it seeks to ensure justice for Muslim women and is against ill practices," Mr Naqvi told reporters.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel was also confident that the draft law - also called Triple Talaq Bill - will get the nod of both the Houses.

"The government does not want to do any politics with the Bill. The Ordinance brought this year has addressed some of the issues raised earlier," Mr Goel said.

In the Rajya Sabha, the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018, and The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and a few other draft laws are expected to come up for consideration and passing.

However, since December 11, when the Winter session of Parliament began, repeated disruptions on the issues of Rafale aircraft deal, construction of dam across Cauvery river and grating of Special Status to Andhra Pradesh have been forcing adjournments of both the Houses.

For their part, the BJP members have been raising slogans in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seeking apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his baseless allegations against the government on Rafale deal.

The Congress has been consistently demanding JPC probe in the aircraft deal.

On Triple Talaq Bill, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that if necessary the draft law could be passed by a Joint Sitting of both the Houses of Parliament.

 

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