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    Muslim women hail triple talaq bill, seek ban on polygamy


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    A day after the Lok Sabha passed the contentious bill on instant triple talaq, the development was hailed by several Muslim women involved in judicial war against the practice, with a rider that the government should have also banned polygamy.

    The women, including those who waged the war against the archaic practice in the Supreme Court, said with the passing of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in the lower House, "a new beginning has been made" and it will prove to be a deterrent for the husbands from saying talaq-e-biddat to their wives.


    They said the new law should have also banned the practice of polygamy among Muslim men which, they said, was "more worse than triple talaq."


    The women, advocate Farah Faiz, Rizwana, Razia, who were associated in the fight against triple talaq and polygamy in the apex court, expressed satisfaction that at least "a start" has been made by the present NDA dispensation.


    The same opportunity had come in 1985 when the Shah Bano case happened, but was lost by the then Central government, they claimed.


    "A new beginning has been made which would protect Muslim women from immoral practice of nikah halala," said Faiz, whose view was shared by Rizwana and Razia with a slight variance.


    'Nikah halala' is a practice intended to curb incidence of divorce. Under this, a man cannot remarry his former wife without her having to go through the process of marrying someone else, consummating it, getting divorced, observing the separation period called 'Iddat' and then coming back to him.


    Rizwana and Razia were of the view that the government should have dealt with the issue of polygamy by banning it in the same bill.


    "I welcome the move but now men will take undue advantage of the law and indulge in polygamy openly as it is still in practice. With polygamy still in practice, abolition of triple talaq cannot alone not help us," said 33-year-old Rizwana, a victim of polygamy.


    Razia (24), whose husband divorced her over phone citing birth of daughters as the reason behind it, hailed the law brought by government and hoped that women like her would get justice.


    Married at the age of 16, Razia said, "I was given triple talaq by my husband on phone as he did not want to bring up our two daughters. Triple talaq is a crime and has spoilt many lives. I pray that all women like me get justice with this new law. However, I wish that the practice of polygamy is also banned."

    Advocate Chandra Rajan who had represented All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) also hailed bringing of the legislation and said it would go a long way in history.


    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...ple-talaq.html
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    Instead of having laws by religions, there should be one Indian Personal Law.
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    Ban on polygamy? And yet call themselves Muslims?

    It seems like Muslim women in India are a spoilt lot who want to cherry pick what suits them yet remain muslims.

    If they do not want Talaq or Polygamy why call themselves Muslims?

    But none of these females will dare denounce their religion.

    Best is let their own religion decide for them.
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    Sorry Renukaji, there is no "canonical Muslim law".

    Uniform civil code has to be enacted for the whole society. Not to favor the males of a particular religion.
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    Triple Talaq is exclusive to Muslim women. Only they will have to decide whether it is relevant or not. Can laws passed by Govt. be followed scrupulously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by renuka View Post
    Ban on polygamy? And yet call themselves Muslims?

    You do not have to allow what the religious book says as laws of the country.

    Muslims in most of the western countries do not practice polygamy.
    The practice is illegal in Muslim-majority Turkey, Tunisia, Albania, Kosovo and Central Asian countries.

    In 2000, the United Nations Human Rights Committee reported that polygamy violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), citing concerns that the lack of "equality of treatment with regard to the right to marry" meant that polygamy, restricted to polygyny in practice, violates the dignity of women and should be outlawed. Specifically, the reports to UN Committees have noted violations of the ICCPR due to these inequalities and reports to the General Assembly of the UN have recommended it be outlawed. Many Muslim states are not signatories of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Brunei, Oman, and South Sudan; therefore the UN treaty doesn't apply to these countries.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy
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    Quote Originally Posted by biswa View Post
    Sorry Renukaji, there is no "canonical Muslim law".

    Uniform civil code has to be enacted for the whole society. Not to favor the males of a particular religion.

    I agree with this post.
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