Lok Sabha passes triple Talaq Bill; Congress walks out
Updated: July 25, 2019 21:42 pm
The contentious bill that would criminalise instant triple talaq was passed by the Lok Sabha today after a day-long heated battle that also witnessed a walkout by BJP ally Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United. The JDU, which has maintained it was against the bill, today said such a law would create a "lack of trust in the society". Two other opposition parties - the Congress and the Trinamool Congress - walked out after the vote. The bill was passed by a division of 302 votes in favour and 78 against.