1. Triple Talaq Verdict: Ex-Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan welcomes Supreme Court ruling, says nobody has right to oppress others

Triple Talaq Verdict: Ex-Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan welcomes Supreme Court ruling, says nobody has right to oppress others

In an article written by former Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan in the Indian Express, he pointed out to the fact that the social norms had remained "rigid" and oppressive for Muslim women.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 23, 2017 8:39 AM
Triple Talaq Verdict, Triple Talaq, Supreme Court, Arif Mohammed Khan The Supreme Court had given the ruling on Triple Talaq on Tuesday.

In an article written by former Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan in the Indian Express, he pointed out to the fact that the social norms had remained “rigid” and oppressive for Muslim women. He said that even more oppressive feature if the law that governed their marital lives was the fact that it gave an unrestrained right to Muslim man right to divorce his wife with three simple pronouncements of talaq in one sitting.

In the article, the former minister, who had resigned from the Rajiv Gandhi Government in 1986, over its stand on Shah Bano case went on to write that even more oppressive was the fact that a Muslim girl grew up knowing that post marriage, her husband would have the right to turn her out of her marital home giving instant talaq, without even letting her know the reasons. Even if the suffering woman, decide to seek some relief under existing laws like Section 125 of CrPC (The Code of Criminal Procedure), there were cleric organisations which would defend this practice in the name of religious freedom and special identity of the community.

“Almost every Muslim country has legally prohibited triple talaq that was being defended by the Personal Law Board and their supporters. But we must acknowledge the fact that by the time the hearing on triple talaq in the Supreme Court had come to conclusion and the Personal Law Board had sensed the general mood, they made a request to the Honourable Court seeking permission to file an additional affidavit and they were allowed to do so”, he wrote in the article.

Further the former minister wrote in Indian Express, “In the name of freedom of religion, I have the right to profess, practice and preach what I believe in. But this right to religion does not give me a licence to indulge in oppression and suppression of any other person. I have the right to practice my faith, I do not have the right to indulge in practices which are injurious to the health of others”.

  1. Kushal Kumar
    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    Without going into more details , it can be said that the judgement has heralded a new chapter in the lives of Muslim women of India. Readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer’s prophesy for women in India during April to July and nearby in 2017, in article “ 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February –March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. Reproducing the text from the article here : - “ Both these parts from April to December present opportunities and realization of those opportunities to an extent. But the last five months appear to be comparatively not as opportune as April to July or nearby. Certain encouraging or positive things could likely take shape in national scene. WOMEN HAVE SOMETHING FOR THEM TO CHEER UP”. So the prediction has been precisely accurate and meaningful.
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