Shame on Congress for obstructing path of justice for Muslim women: Smriti Irani

The opposition's demand to present the bill to the Select Committee led to a heated debate between TMC MP Derek O Brien and BJP leader Smriti Irani. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 04, 2018, 01.32 PM (IST)

The Upper House of the Parliament was disrupted again on the second day due to the continued uproar over the triple talaq bill. 

The opposition's demand to present the bill to the Select Committee led to a heated debate between TMC MP Derek O Brien and BJP leader Smriti Irani. 

Responding to Derek O Brien, Smriti Irani reversed asking them to have a discussion, if they really supported women empowerment. 

India's textile minister later questioned the Congress and the Opposition for "obstructing the path of justice for Muslim women". 

Irani blamed them for running away from the discussion in Rajya Sabha. She further said that the double standards of the Congress-led Opposition were exposed. 

Irani said "It was a shame on them that they are trying to obstruct this path of justice for Indian women. "

×
×

Derek O Brien blamed the Centre for hindering women empowerment. He added that the latest move had exposed them.

He said "It's clear that this side (opposition) wants to empower women, and you (Government) stand exposed.

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am on Friday. 

×

Responding to media over triple talaq, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that the government was isolated on the issue while the Opposition was united. He added that the bill should be sent to Select Committee. 

×

BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi hit out at Congress.  

×

Also read: Government agrees to send triple talaq bill to select committee: Reports

The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha last Thursday.

It was tabled yesterday in the Rajya Sabha but did not go through after a united opposition insisted that it be sent to the Select Committee. 

The Congress, while maintaining that it supports the abolition of triple talaq, has been insisting that the bill be sent to a select committee so that any lacunae in it can be better understood.