Cabinet clears fresh Bill to ban instant triple talaq
Prez Rule in J&K will be extended by 6 more months beginning July 3
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to re-introduce the Triple Talaq Bill in the forthcoming Parliament Session and extend President Rule in Jammu & Kashmir by six months.
Addressing mediapersons after the Cabinet meeting, Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said a fresh Bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq will be introduced to replace the Ordinance issued in February.
The fresh Bill will be introduced in the Budget Session of Parliament, beginning Monday, he said. The new Bill is having the same provisions of the second amendment Bill having provisions of reaching compromise between the husband and wife to avoid further prosecution. Due to the protests by Opposition parties, the previous Government could not pass the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Javadekar informed that President Rule in Jammu & Kashmir will be extended by six more months beginning July 3.
After the Union Cabinet’s nod, President Ram Nath Kovind will sign the proclamation for imposition of President’s Rule in the State and it will come into effect on July 3, a Home Ministry official said. The State is under Central rule since June 20, 2018, after BJP withdrawn its support to Mehbooba Mufti Government.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also decided to re-introduce Aadhaar Bill, and amendment Bills to Medical Council, Dentist Council and Homeopathy Council.
The Cabinet also passed the introduction of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019 to create an international arbitration in New Delhi. The meeting also approved the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019” which creates 7,000 existing vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment in teachers’ cadre. The other Bills were to be introduced are amendment to Jammu & Kashmir Reservation Rules to implement economic reservation in the State and the Bill to speed up the eviction of illegal occupation in public property.
Thursday, 13 June 2019 | PNS | New Delhi
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