Muslim women hail triple talaq bill, seek ban on polygamy | India News
NEW DELHI: A day after the Lok Sabha handed the contentious invoice on on the spot triple talaq, the event was hailed by a number of Muslim girls concerned in judicial battle towards the observe, with a rider that the federal government ought to have additionally banned polygamy.
The ladies, together with those that waged the battle towards the archaic observe within the Supreme Courtroom, mentioned with the passing of the Muslim Ladies (Safety of Rights on Marriage) Invoice within the decrease Home, “a brand new starting has been made” and it’ll show to be a deterrent for the husbands from saying talaq-e-biddat to their wives.
They mentioned the brand new regulation ought to have additionally banned the observe of polygamy amongst Muslim males which, they mentioned, was “worse than triple talaq.”
The ladies, advocate Farah Faiz, Rizwana, Razia, who have been related within the combat towards triple talaq and polygamy within the apex courtroom, expressed satisfaction that no less than “a begin” has been made by the current NDA dispensation.
The identical alternative had are available in 1985 when the Shah Bano case occurred, however was misplaced by the then Central authorities, they claimed.
“A brand new starting has been made which might shield Muslim girls from immoral observe of nikah halala,” mentioned Faiz, whose view was shared by Rizwana and Razia with a slight variance.
‘Nikah halala’ is a observe meant to curb incidence of divorce. Below this, a person can’t remarry his former spouse with out her having to undergo the method of marrying another person, consummating it, getting divorced, observing the separation interval referred to as ‘Iddat’ after which coming again to him.
Rizwana and Razia have been of the view that the federal government ought to have handled the difficulty of polygamy by banning it in the identical invoice.
“I welcome the transfer however now males will take undue benefit of the regulation and take pleasure in polygamy overtly as it’s nonetheless in observe. With polygamy nonetheless in observe, abolition of triple talaq can’t alone not assist us,” mentioned 33-year-old Rizwana, a sufferer of polygamy.
Razia (24), whose husband divorced her over telephone citing delivery of daughters as the explanation behind it, hailed the regulation introduced by authorities and hoped that ladies like her would get justice.
Married on the age of 16, Razia mentioned, “I used to be given triple talaq by my husband on telephone as he didn’t need to deliver up our two daughters. Triple talaq is against the law and has spoilt many lives. I pray that every one girls like me get justice with this new regulation. Nonetheless, I want that the observe of polygamy can be banned.”
Advocate Chandra Rajan who had represented All India Muslim Ladies Private Legislation Board (AIMWPLB) additionally hailed bringing of the laws and mentioned it might go a good distance in historical past.
“If this new regulation is carried out in true spirit then it should go a good distance and show to be a deterrent for the husbands from saying ‘talaq-e-biddat’ to their wives,” she mentioned.
Rajan mentioned the AIMWPLB has, from the very starting, demanded that there must be a regulation which ought to maintain the observe of on the spot triple talaq null and void and impose punishment on husbands working towards it.
“We’re dissatisfied solely on one depend that Sharia was not outlined by the federal government within the regulation. So long as Sharia isn’t outlined, confusion and misuse of such practices will prevail,” she mentioned, including to this extent, it may be mentioned that the federal government introduced this regulation in a haste.
“The perfect factor the regulation proposes is that custody of minor little one might be given to the mom. This occurred with Shah Bano who was the sufferer of triple talaq and one of many petitioners within the Supreme Courtroom,” Rajan mentioned.
She, nevertheless, questioned the point out of All India Muslim Private Legislation Board (AIMPLB) within the regulation and mentioned that it’s an NGO and by mentioning their identify it’s like giving them a sanctity.
Faiz additionally shared the view of Rizwana and Razia that the federal government might have additionally introduced a regulation making the unethical observe of polygamy null and void and guarded lakhs of Muslim girls.
“Not less than this authorities has accomplished one thing and a brand new starting has been made. Amendments carry on occurring within the regulation however the begin has been made,” she mentioned.
Faiz who fiercely argued towards the observe of talaq-e-biddat (triple talaq) mentioned the federal government ought to have enhanced the imprisonment time period from three to seven years and made it a classes courtroom triable offence.
“Misguided husband, who have been until now capable of go scot free after saying triple talaq to spouse, will now be deterred from the observe.
“Nobody will take heed to Maulanas and misuse the observe which has been made null and void by the Supreme Courtroom as police can lodge the case and provoke felony trial towards him,” she mentioned.
Rizwana, a Railway worker who had approached the apex courtroom for abolishing the observe of polygamy, mentioned, “With polygamy nonetheless in observe, abolition of triple talaq can’t alone assist us.”