New Delhi: The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for two to two and a half hours due to the disruption of opposition parties on various issues, including three Divorce Bill. The government today wanted to present three divorce bills in the Rajya Sabha. However, the opposition parties remained firm on the demand to send the bill to the Select Committee. On behalf of the government, it was said that the bill aimed to deliberately suspend the bill related to the rights of Muslim women.
When the meeting began again at a two o’clock in the high house after a one-time holiday, the Muslim Women’s Marriage Rights Protection Bill, 2018, was brought to the discussion. Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien said that when most opposition members want to send this bill to the Select Committee, why is not the government sending it to the Select Committee? Derek told Deputy Chairman Harivans that before the discussion of this bill, the general situation should be restored in the House. Meanwhile, members of the DMK and AIADMK came in front of Asan and started sloganeering on the issue of making a dam on Kaveri river.
Between the ruckus, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that this is a bill which will affect the lives of many people. He said that it is necessary for this Bill to send it to the Joint Select Committee and discuss it in detail. He accused the government of ignoring the parliamentary traditions and wanting to pass these bills directly into Parliament without having to send most of the bills to a permanent or independent committee. Azad said that this is a very important bill related to the marriage of Muslim women and it is necessary to discuss this by sending it to the Expert Committee.
After this, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Vijay Goel said that this is a very important legislation related to the rights of Muslim women and the Congress wishes to deliberately ban this bill. That’s why he is demanding to send it to the Select Committee. He said that what has happened is that when the Congress supported this bill in the Lok Sabha, it is no longer allowing it to pass. He accused the opposition of avoiding discussions on this bill.
Due to no consensus in the House on this issue, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the meeting for fifteen minutes at noon, about ten minutes in the afternoon. After which the proceedings were postponed for the whole day. Now the proceedings of the House will be on January 2. The three divorce bills were passed on Thursday in the Lok Sabha.