Rafale Deal To Be Discussed In Lok Sabha, Triple Talaq Bill In Rajya Sabha

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In the Lok Sabha, there is likely to be a debate on Rafale deal today.

New Delhi:

A busy day is expected in the parliament today as lawmakers are expected to debate multiple issues, including the Triple Talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha and the Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha. The Triple Talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last week. The government considered a law on it after the Supreme Court said in August last year that the traditional method of Muslim men instantly divorcing their wives by uttering Talaq thrice was "unconstitutional" and "arbitrary".

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till today after the opposition demanded for a select parliamentary committee for further scrutiny of the bill.

"We do not agree in making instant triple talaq a criminal act. This government has made repeated attempts to misuse the Supreme Court's judgment," Congress's Sushmita Dey said.

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During the debate, Union minister Smriti Irani said if a contract is being cancelled, it cannot be done unilaterally. And if it is cancelled, there are repercussions.

In the Lok Sabha, there is likely to be a debate on Rafale deal today. Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 are also listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha today.

The Rajya Sabha is also to discuss farmer issues.

Here are the LIVE UPDATES of the parliament proceedings:

Jan 02, 201911:18 (IST) Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12pm over reservation in higher judiciary amid protests.
Jan 02, 201911:12 (IST) Proceedings have begun in the Lok Sabha. Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks amidst loud sloganeering.
Jan 02, 201910:59 (IST) Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will table the Triple Talaq bill in the Upper House. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, with 245 votes in favour and 11 opposing it, amid a walkout by the Opposition.
Jan 02, 201910:58 (IST)Rajya Sabha had been adjourned till today amid uproar by members over the Triple Talaq bill

The Congress and other opposition parties had demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the triple talaq bill be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny, even as the government accused them of doing politics on the issue.

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