Many brave women and men among the Muslim community and the public at large have fought to ban Triple Talaq. After decades of fighting, and with strong and unequivocal support of the current NDA government, the Supreme Court has banned the Triple Talaq practice and termed it as unconstitutional – and brought great relief to Muslim women. With so many former secular parties and governments even unwilling to discuss this issue, getting social justice within the Muslim community was hard especially due to the stiff resistance by the AIMPLB – the orthodox All India Muslim Personal Law Board. Most current politicians of the Congress Party, Samajwadi, CPM, CPI, JD(U), JD(S), Trinamool Congress, and on and on only wished to support the orthodoxy, even though the practice is banned in 20+ countries. Polygamy in the Muslim community is already being challenged, and some say a favorable judgement could be next with no prediction on timing. With these landmark development, India should move to a Uniform Civil Code that most countries have.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 23 Aug 2017
As reports come of BJP winning elections at local and state levels, one reason being given is a recent trend of consolidation of Hindu voters just like there has been historic and continuing consolidation of Muslim voters. The Muslim voters consolidation is more organized and planned. But the Hindu consolidation appears to be a soft reaction to the extreme appeasement and goodies given to and thrown at the Muslim voters, which is at the cost of the Hindu voters who contribute much larger to the tax base. VOTERS ARE FED UP WITH THE SECULAR PARTIES and now minority politics is proving counter-productive for the so-called “secular” parties. Hopefully these secular parties would care to listen to change course to avoid sinking even more.
- 5 Mar 2017
While this case is to be heard by the Supreme Court, the Allahabad high court, one of the premier high court for legal opinion came down heavily on the practice of triple talaq – calling it that this form of instant divorce is cruel and most demeaning which impedes and drags India from becoming a nation. The court noted that divorce is permissible in Islam only in case of extreme emergency. So why are the “Secular parties” who get a major portion of their support from the minority communities against banning triple talaq. These parties include the Congress (led by Sonia Gandhi), Samajwadi party, Mayawati and her BSP, Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress, the left front parties all for continuing for practices that treat women badly and in favour of triple talaq which gives all the power to divorce to men only in the Muslim community.
Source: Pune Mirror
- 10 Dec 2016
On All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had this to say about triple talaq and reasons for its justification: “at least the woman has a proof in the form of WhatsApp message or an SMS that she has been divorced. This proof will help her in charting out a new course in life. But in other religions, women are just being abandoned by their husbands. For such women, there is no help forthcoming.” It should also be noted that the triple talaq is banned in 21 countries with majority muslim population including Pakistan. Also, as things stand over 50,000 men and women have signed a petition to ban the triple talaq practice, per news reports.
Source: Hindustan Times
- 6 Jun 2016