Leaders across all the political parties have welcomed Supreme Court verdict on Triple Talaq, holding it unconstitutional, saying it was a step forward towards strengthening women’s rights in the country. Celebrities, activists, and even sportspersons are hailing apex court’s decision. Stepping boldly into the issue, Swaraj Kaushal, former Punjab Governor and husband of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, made a series of tweets. One of Kaushal’s witty tweets is now going viral on Twitter. Swaraj wrote: “Talaaq to de rahe ho nazar-e-kehar ke saath, Jawani bhi meri lauta do mehar ke saath” – a phrase purportedly recited by Meena Kumari in front of her husband Kamaal Amrohi after being given Triple Taraq.
“What an expression of a soul crying for inflicting injustice in the name of religion!” Alok Kumar Chaudhury, a Twitter user replied. “Teen talaq is an islamic manly scapegoat to intimidate his wife if she tries to save her fundamental rights of sex at their mutual consents, (sic)” Sanjay Chaudhařy, another user replied. “And ultimately Kamal Amrohi realized his fault and finally laid to rest beside Meena Kumari’s grave !!!” Anand another user replied.
Here’s the tweet from Swaraj which is making rounds on Twitter:
Meena Kumari to Kamaal Amrohi :
‘Talaaq to de rahe ho nazar-e-kehar ke saath,
Jawani bhi meri lauta do mehar ke saath’
— Governor Swaraj (@governorswaraj) August 22, 2017
Here are some other reactions from Kaushal’s followers:
Teen talaq is an islamic manly scapegoat to intimidate his wife if she tries to save her fundamental rights of sex at their mutual consents.
— Pro Sanjay Chaudhařy (@ChaudharyPro) August 22, 2017
Could not have put it more elegantly…bravo!
— Evaluator Speculator (@MarwarWarrior) August 22, 2017
The real story behind this dialogue pic.twitter.com/7pcNgAdjUu
— HMP Zindabad (@IronyHumour) August 22, 2017
And ultimately Kamal Amrohi realized his fault and finally laid to rest besides Meena Kumari’s grave !!!
— anand (@raj_karoge) August 22, 2017
However, not everyone was happy. A user said, “Please check the fast before opening ur mouth like a garbage bin. Both were Shia Muslim and they don’t believe in triple talak. Nonsense”. Replying to this, Kaushal Tweeted a documentary in Meena Kumari’s life. “Raza Sahib – Here is a well-researched documentary on Meena Kumari. You should like this,” Kaushal wrote.
Watch | Virasat – Meena Kumari (Part 1/2)
Earlier, a number of politicians welcomed the judgement on the issue. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan considered it as an impediment to the progress of a modern society, and asked the central government to enact a law on it soon. “We welcome the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and urge the central government to enact a law soon. Traditions like Triple Talaq are like mental and social harassment of our sisters and daughters and are an impediment in the progress of modern Indian society,” Chouhan said on Twitter.
Congress leader Salman Khurshid also welcomed the judgement, saying “it is a good decision”.Union Minister Maneka Gandhi also termed it as “a good judgement”. She said: “We welcome it. It is a step forward towards gender justice and gender equality. It is good for women.”