The Centre has also announced that henceforth Muslim women can go for Hajj alone which was prohibited earlier."There were rules which said that women can go for Hajj only with men".
Meanwhile, the opposition is demanding that the bill be first tabled to the select committee.
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According to sources in the Congress, Leader of Opposition in the Upper House Ghulam Nabi Azad has convened a meeting of the leaders of his party as well as other parties in his Parliament chamber today, before the Bill is scheduled to be taken up in Rajya Sabha.
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Several Muslim groups, including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), allege "illegality" in provisions of the bill that criminalises instant triple talaq. Similarly, they should ensure smooth passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, he added.
"The way triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, it will be passed in the Rajya Sabha too with constructive debate and discussion".
"We want to know from the Congress leadership whether it is the party's stand". "The Muslim women are happy, but I don't know why the Congress is sad". That means anyone can accuse a Muslim man of violating this law (not just the wife) and the police has to take cognizance, make an arrest and hold the man without bail.More news: Costa Rica plane crash leaves 10 foreigners dead, government says
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