Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Topic: Triple Talaq

You cannot pretend to save Muslim women while seeking to bring Muslim community to its knees

Several organizations and activists, including Bebaak Collective and United Against Hate, have released a statement condemning the government’s attempts to “criminalize Muslim men in the guise of protecting Muslim women” through the Triple Talaq Bill which was passed on Tuesday in the Rajya Sabha.

Triple Talaq and the Muslim women qoutient

Whereas the concerns of Muslim women lies there is a huge disparity on their front which is beyond the issue of mere their marriage and protection. Rather they are most in need of elevation through various social institutions and therefore needs some more concrete steps towards it.

‘A very poorly-drafted Bill with an eye on 2019 elections.’ Watch N. K. Premachandran’s speech on Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha

“No justification in issuing the ordinance, it is purely passed with political motives and an eye on 2019 elections. It proposes criminalising a civil wrong. It is not there in Hindu law or Christian law, then why only in Muslim law?” he asked.

Triple Talaq: ‘Your intentions are not clean’. Say Owaisi, Badruddin and Basheer in Lok Sabha

While the Triple Talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, the leaders of Muslim political organisations including All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) president Badruddin Ajmal and Indian Union Muslim League's (IUML) E. T. Mohammed Basheer opposed it vehemently, claiming it was an attack on the constitutional rights of Muslims

Muslim Personal Law Reforms: BMMA Studies, Modi Government & All India Muslim Personal Law Board -Faizan Mustafa

' Moreover BMMA’s position is also problematic on number of points as they do demand several rights which are not there in the text of Quran such as mandatory will or gift in favour of daughters to make their share in inheritance equal to sons. Their definition of term ‘Muslim’ is itself problematic as it does not include finality of Muhammad’s prophethood. '

Sharia and secular nation state; locating Muslim women’s rights.

'' On the question of ‘Freedom of religion’ one needs to be clear if they are talking about the freedom of practicing religion or interpreting religion. The space for sound interpretation of scriptures in consultation with well qualified ulama is violently denied even when one evokes 'freedom of religion' and erroneously deploy scores of articles from the constitution without understanding the intricacies of personal laws.''