At last Indian Muslim women are free from the eternal fear of instant triple talaq. It is an important milestone for their empowerment, though they still have much to fight for. The biggest losers are the ossified-brained change-resistant mullahs who see women as mere personal property and no more than objects for sexual gratification and breeding. Coupled with other initiatives of the Modi government towards women empowerment and girls education, the 9.5 crore Muslim women can now contribute to nation building with a greater thrust.
Indian Parliament ended the medieval Islamic practice of wife-dumping through instant triple talaq. The practice was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court two years ago. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill ultimately got passed by both the houses of parliament. This historic legislation criminalizes instant triple talaq. That would sure make errand Muslim husbands more responsible towards wife and kids. Now Muslim women would no longer have to live lifelong under the fear of being dumped anytime through triple talaq.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Parliament:
“India is a secular country. In 2013, triple talaq victims moved Supreme Court and the Supreme Court decided it is arbitrary and unconstitutional. What is declared wrong in the Quran cannot be valid in law.”
PM Modi tweeted:
“An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history! Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society. India rejoices today!”
This time the Italian mafia owned Congress Party failed to put enough road blocks in the parliament. This Party of pure sycophants has always backed anti-progress and anti-women Maulvis who control the Muslim vote-bank. Now finally Women Empowerment won, and Vote bank politics of Maulvi appeasement lost.
Indians got independence in 1947 when they kicked out the colonial British, but the Muslim women had to wait another 72 years to enjoy that freedom, considered a basic human right in the modern world. The pathological obsession of Maulvis to continue the “archaic and medieval” practice from the 7th century Arab tribal world (in the name of Islam!!) was the prime hurdle towards their empowerment and gender justice.
Divisive mullahs like Owaisi (an Islamic separatist with potential to become a future Jinnah) predictably saw it as Hindus targeting Muslims. Others of his ilk exhibited their their typical “Islam is in Danger” syndrome. The Fatwa Factory of India in Deobandh (Western UP), of course, thinks that the Indian Supreme Court should have no jurisdiction over Muslims or Muslim women living on Indian soil. Who needs Fatwas in a secular democracy?
It was the height of irrationality to see Muslim husbands dumping wives through SMS, Whatsapp, email, facebook, twitter and on phone even from abroad! It’s a weird Islamic psychological trait that men utilize modern gadgets and facilities, and then uses them to perpetuate stone-age exploitative traditions.
Immature Muslim men were making joke of marriage. Since marriage is just a ‘contract’ in Islam — as per separatist Owaisi — irresponsible men were playing the game of marriage, rape and dump. Imagine a man giving triple talaq because his wife did not allow him to video-graph their sexual act for upload on social media. Or other mullahs throwing away wife because she did not wish to sleep with her husband’s father, brother or friends.
Coupled with Halala – another unique Islamic way to sexually exploit helpless women – triple talaq easily turn the wife into something like a “free prostitute” or “sex toy.” First she gets bombed with triple Talaq and then to get back into her husband’s home, she had to go into a ‘fake Marriage’ but offer her for ‘Real Sex’ and then beg for divorce again! The sex part is of vital importance — and why mullahs wanted to perpetrate such derogatory practice in the name of Islam.
Rather frequently, the triple Talaq victim had to sleep with her father-in-law or husband’s brothers/cousins to stay with her husband. Friends were playing the TT/Halala game to sleep with each other’s wives. Qazis were ever ready to become “One Night Husband” for “Honeymoon Fun”. Why go to prostitutes, if TT+Halala trick works!!
What a crooked way to deprive women of all dignity – that too, in the name of Islam. Shame.
Now the 95 million Indian Muslim women would not have to tolerate such demeaning treatment. They can now seek protection from the police and country’s legal system like any other Indian citizen.