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Triple Talaq bill in RS highlights: Rajya Sabha adjourned till Jan 2


New Delhi, Dec 31: Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till January 2, 2019 after uproar over Triple Talaq Bill on Monday. The government is confident that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law.

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The contentious triple talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha for the second time in less than a year after a heated debate Thursday.

"I appreciate the maturity of the Rajya Sabha and also the sensitivity of the issue. We believe that we will get support in the Rajya Sabha," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters during a Cabinet briefing.

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The bill should not be about "political opposition" as it talks about justice for woman victims of triple talaq, he said.

The passage of the bill in the Upper House is likely to be a difficult task for the government as it lacks a majority there unlike in the Lok Sabha.

Opposition parties, including the Congress, and some regional parties such as the AIADMK, which has often supported the government in Parliament, have already expressed their reservations against the bill.

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(With PTI inputs)

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