Modi makes a “humble request” to all political parties to help pass triple talaq Bill

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a “humble request” to all political parties to help pass the bill on instant triple talaq in the Budget session of Parliament that got underway in the day, saying it would be a New Year gift for Muslim women.

Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament House, he said that despite his government’s efforts and people’s expectations the bill could not be passed in the last session. There should be no politics on the issue as it related to the rights of Muslim women.

While the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, sailed through the Lok Sabha, it is pending in the Rajya Sabhja as several Opposition parties demanded that it be referred to a select committee.