Since the last few days there have been a lot of discussions on the Triple Talaq and the Uniform Civil Code where political pundits have been continuously giving their opinions in favour and against the issues. Triple Talaq has become an issue handy with every second citizen, whether be it in favour or against. The entire buzz around the Triple Talaq came after the government opposed to it and polygamy among Muslims in the Supreme Court. It is indeed a welcome step on the part of the government to have based its position on gender equality and secularism.
The government has shown keen interest in asserting their responsibilities towards protection of the constitutional rights of Muslim women from practices which degrade their status in the society. Some religious practices, no matter how inherently linked to tradition, cant supersede the provisions of the constitution.
The country’s political leadership has gradually yielded liberty to Muslim orthodoxy in the hope of reaping political gains, and because of which the Muslim community in India has been dominated by the autocrats from the clergy. As a result, the modern Muslim voice has been marginalised and the Muslim women have been downgraded to the lowest status in the society. It is worth a mention here that the practice of Triple Talaq has been prohibited in several Muslim-majority countries including – Pakistan and Bangladesh.
It is discouraging to see a major portion of Muslim clerics as well as the common population are opposing to the ban on Triple Talaq, citing its prevalence in the Holy Qur’an. However, no one has ever clarified its mention in the book so far. It is high time that the theorist of the Muslim community stands united against this orthodox practice and help the government abolish this system, so the women gets due status in the society defying all odds. Such an orthodox belief should not come in the way of today’s women in progressing in life towards what they deserve.
It is pertinent to mention here that abolishing an age-old orthodox belief without any reasonable justification, in no way shall hamper one’s religious duties and it doesn’t hinder the practice of their particular religion in a proper way. The so called wardens of the community should abstain themselves from being only some political object and think logically into what should be right or wrong.
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