Triple Talaq Bill debate: Rajya Sabha adjourned over ruckus


New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha  was adjourned till January 2 after protest by opposition.

The speaker on Monday adjourned the house as it failed to initiate a discussion on the contentious triple talaq bill.

The opposition led by the Congress demanded that the draft law be sent to a select committee for scrutiny.

The opposition stuck to its demand for sending the bill to a select committee even as Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill 2018 for a discussion.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the bill was very crucial and requires further scrutiny. He claimed that more than half of the members demanded that the bill be sent to a select committee.

Azad accused the government of breaking the tradition of sending bills to select committees for scrutiny before they become a law.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government was ready for a discussion on the issue.

The minister accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the passage of the legislation.

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