Tuesday, February 27, 2018

India: Muslim women protest a law designed to protect them.

(Jhunjhunu)  Triple talaq is the practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering "talaq" three times. . (the Arabic word for divorce)  It is prevalent among India's Muslim community majority of whom follow the Hanafi Islamic school of law. The pronouncement can be oral or written, or, in recent times, delivered by electronic means such as telephone, SMS, email or social media. The man does not need to cite any cause for the divorce and the wife need not have been present at the time of pronouncement.
The practice has been banned in a number of countries :
Pakistan , Egypt , Bangladesh ,Tunisia , Turkey, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Algeria, Malaysian state of Sarawak, Iran, Jordan, Indonesia, UAE, Qatar, Sudan, Morocco, Iraq, Brunei and Malaysia.

India has decided to do likewise and last December set about doing just that.

However this hasn't gone down well with......Muslim women who today protested in their thousands The women said they wouldn't tolerate changes to Sharia law, and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of interfering, and of hurting Muslims' sentiments. Sympathy for Muslim women should translate into education schemes instead, stating:
"Islamic Law is a law that has come from the sky and till today, we have not made any change in it, neither will we let it happen,"
Funny how this backward practice is banned in quite a few Islamic countries and nobody complains about the sanctity of Sharia law. But when a Hindu majority country does likewise , why its a crime against Islam. You couldn't make it up if you tried,  could you.