Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the triple talaq bill by 99 votes in favour and 84 against it. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last week.
While BJD supported the legislation, JD(U) and AIADMK walked out.
Urging members to approve ‘The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019’, he said the practice of triple talaq is continuing despite the Supreme Court banning the same through its judgement.
Moving the bill, Prasad said the proposed legislation should be not seen through a political prism or vote bank politics, as it aims to ensure gender dignity and equality.
The Opposition, meanwhile, demanded that the proposed legislation be sent to select committee for further scrutiny.
The Rajya Sabha, however, rejected the opposition sponsored motion to send the bill to a Select Committee with 100 votes against it as compared to 84 in favour.
(With PTI inputs)