Congress Party historically has earned a bad name for doing anything to win elections – they did not support the bill to ban Triple Talaq, and they divided Andhra Pradesh to win or retain one state despite opposition from everyone. As Congress Party has lost almost every state election (Punjab was the exception) since 2014, they are now BECOMING MORE THAN DESPERATE TO RETAIN KARNATAKA where state elections are due.
So what are they upto:
1) divide the Lingayats which are the dominant Hindu caste and offer to make them a separate religion,
2) having development funds only for the Muslim community,
3) cutting funds for Dusshera, one of the biggest festivals and allocating funds for Muslim development,
4) incentives only for Muslim women for marriage,
5) nearly Rs. 1,000 crores development funds for minorities (read muslims) and only Rs. 2 crores fo SC/ST,
6) releasing hundreds of jailed criminals from the minority community many with very serious charges against them despite recommendations of experts,
7) not pursuing killers of many hindus and on and on.
IT IS ONLY HOPED THAT CONGRESS’ ACTIONS DO NOT LEAD TO IRREVERSIBLE AND EXTREME HARM TO THE STATE AND COUNTRY…
- 1 Feb 2018
Muslim women won the hard fought battle to ban triple talaq after the Lok Sabha recently passed the bill, and Rajya Sabha soon will to make instant “triple talaq” illegal. Till now, Muslim women lived in constant fear of being divorced by a man anytime, over the phone, thru text messages, email or by post – just by saying TALAQ, TALAQ, TALAQ.
All this started when a divorced Muslim women and mother of two children approached the Indian courts (and fully supported by the present NDA government) which ruled this practice to be illegal. With confidence and awareness from this win, Muslim women are out to make polygamy illegal – a practice where a Muslim man can have 4 wives.
SURVEY say 90+% OF MUSLIM WOMEN OPPOSE THIS & OTHER PRACTICES. And while this is expected to be A MAJOR BATTLE, Muslim women are taking on the fight to have in place a well-defined Muslim law that criminalizes polygamy, unilateral divorce, child custody and child marriage. WOW!!!
Source: Zee news
- 1 Jan 2018
Many muslim women’s group and civic society is protesting again medieval era triple-talaq and polygamy laws. Muslim countries where Islam is the state religion have undergone major reforms in these and other practices of Islam. Government of India has filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court that India being a secular constitutional republic, the fundamental rights supercede all other rights including minority rights. So the conclusion implies that religious laws like sharia and triple talaq are voidable under this section, the only reason for our delay is because political parties are pandering to vote-bank politics. So does secular India need to be more Islamic than Islamic countries?
- 11 Oct 2016
You must hear what the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) largely an unelected body, recently told the Supreme Court: 1) As Men are better at controlling emotions than women, hence only Husbands have been granted the triple talaq mode of oral divorce; and 2) they also defended polygamy, where a Muslim man can have up to four wives by stating that this was necessary to prevent illicit sex and was a way to protect women. It would be nice to hear women’s perspective, but clearly several muslim women organizations are now in the forefront to ban both practices. Triple talaq and polygamy is banned in several countries and even some which are muslim majority, where only courts can grant divorce. So in India, a country governed by a constitution and inviolable right to equality to all, should not this apply to our significant muslim population? Why is the AIMPLB sticking to medieval ideas?
- 9 Sep 2016
In what could be a first time ever, 25-yr old Afreen Rehman received the “triple talaq” by speed post. This letter after her in-laws started harrasing and beating her for dowry and she went to her mothers. In light of these types of social injustice to women, Shaista Ambar, president of the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) wants to ban the triple talaq system. A committee setup at the Center has also recommended a ban on the practice of triple talaq and polygamy. Hope our super activist Supreme Court will gave a fair hearing to muslim women?
Source: Times of India
- 23 May 2016
Egypt has drafted a bill to ban burqa and Islamic veils in public places. Bangladesh wants to gets secular, Iceland wants to decriminalize blasphemy law, and even in India muslim women have approached the Supreme Court to consider banning triple thalaq, female genital mutilation, entry into darga etc.. So where will all this end up … hopefully to a better world.
- 10 Mar 2016