WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 04, 2018, 01.32 PM
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. "
Opposition stands exposed in RS, for past 2 days repeatedly it has been said that if there are any issues need to be spoken on #TripleTalaqBill, those issues need to be put out on the floor of the House. Why is congress -led opposition running away from discussion?: Smirit Irani pic.twitter.com/3RNuyAG7vc
Double standards of congress led opposition are exposed today and I think it is a shame on them that they are trying to obstruct this path of justice for Indian muslim women: Union Minister Smriti Irani pic.twitter.com/RHJEXZGG76
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.