Though the winter session of Parliament failing to function properly due to disruptions ever since the Winter session began on December 11, the BJP is hoping to take up a debate on Triple Talaq Bill on December 27, when the house meets after couple of holidays.
The BJP has issued a whip to its Lok Sabha members to be present in the House on December 27 when the Triple Talaq Bill will be taken up for discussion and is likely to be put to vote.
The three-line whip is a strict instruction to the Members of Parliament from their respective party which necessitates their presence in the House and participates in the voting. Any breach of the whip has serious consequences including disciplinary action against the violators of the whip.
Last Friday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had chaired a meeting of the Rules Committee during which law to punish erring members with disciplinary action was favoured.
The instant triple talaq was taken up in the Parliament in August last year after a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a law that allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering “talaq” three times in quick succession.
In a landmark 3-2 verdict, the Apex Court found the practice un-Islamic and “arbitrary”, and disagreed that Triple Talaq was an integral part of religious practice.