Hail to the government which has put forward strong decision for social welfare merely for ‘Muslim women’ though, condemned by few but also supported by many to provide justice against the overwhelming cause. This time government has been working something understanding the sentiments of poor suffering and emotions which intent to be beyond political advantage rather can be seen through the ‘prism of humanity’.
We have proved that we would be continuously working for the welfare of people and we would not support for any social injustice.
Triple Talaq, an old and suffering practice among Muslim men to instantly divorce their wives by uttering just word “Talaq” thrice has been condemned by strong laws and bill related to it was passed in Lok Sabha on 27th Dec, after 5 hrs debate.
Hail to the country which has been working for social justice since past and worked a tremendous work to abolish many heinous and evil type practices prevailing in our society from past many years.
We can carve history to list out many social reformers who continuously worked for Indian awareness and improvements. Though disappointing and shame, that we fell down practicing heinous practices like ‘Sati Pratha’ wherein widows had to put down herself ablaze in funeral fire as immolation and marked a blur in Indian society and thanks to our great social reformers like ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy’ who worked selflessly to abolish it and shut the mouth of all orthodoxy challenges. There have been many examples which proves that Indian has been continuously working to form strict laws against poor practices and serving a lot for social welfare. Also government has form strict laws against ‘Dowry system’ which paved way to huge losses of life and property hurting many sentiments and convicted as criminal offence.
Few discussions in Lok Sabha pointed below:
- The proposed law makes “triple talaq” an offence with a jail term of up to three years and a fine for the husband, and makes the woman entitled to maintenance.
- The government sent the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 for revision after it got passed in Lok Sabha but got stalled in the Rajya Sabha by the opposition parties. But the government refused to scrap the jail term for the husband, and the provision that empowers only a magistrate, and not a local police officer, to release him on bail.
- The government introduced three provisions to stop misuse of the law. Under these, only a woman, or her close relative, can file a police case against her husband. A second amendment allows her to drop the case if the couple reaches a compromise. A third says the magistrate can decide on the husband’s bail only after hearing the wife.
- Dev said, “This law is not about empowering a Muslim woman, it is a bill that only penalises the Muslim man. In the name of empowerment, you are giving Muslim women nothing but a criminal case.”
Calling the Triple Talaq bill “restorative and reformative”, Lekhi said the Constitution talked about a uniform civil code and not a uniform religious code. “Do we want to create a society where men have the sole right to divorce women whenever they want, a society where men can change wives like clothes?” she asked.
- “I must inform the House that the Supreme Court too called it (instant Triple Talaq) unconstitutional and requested parliament to pass a bill too. The Supreme Court has made it illegal,” said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. In a landmark 3-2 verdict in August last year, the Supreme Court found the practice of “triple talaq” un-Islamic and “arbitrary”, and disagreed that it was an integral part of religious practices
- Even Islamic nations don’t have triple talaq in their laws, it is surprising that a secular country like India continues to adhere to it, said Meenakshi Lekhi. “Women are given instant triple talaq over the phone, via SMS or messaging services. This bill ensures an effective way of curbing the act,” she said.
- The minister has “misread” the Supreme Court judgment, nowhere does it say that instant Triple Talaq should carry criminal punishment, retorted Congress’s Sushmita Dev. “In any other religion, there is no punishment for desertion… The Triple Talaq Bill is not about empowering Muslim women, it is about penalising a Muslim man,” she added.
- “Some people said this is a civil matter, and asked why it should be seen as a crime… But people had said the same for dowry, but parliament passed a law against it,” said Union minister Smriti Irani.”If a contract is being cancelled, it cannot be done unilaterally. And if it is cancelled, there are consequences,” she added.
We can see how wave of hope and happiness is emerging among muslim women when India mark the victory over women injustice and supported women irrespective of religion, caste or any discrimination cause.
Yes, its time to celebrate that we are on the right track of growth and development of our country.
Jai Hind! Jago Bharat !