Triple Talaq ordinance political interference in Muslim religious affairs: Popular Front

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:18 -- Sub Editor

Popular Front of India General Secretary M Muhammed Ali Jinnah has stated that the cabinet approval of Triple Talaq Ordinance was not driven by any genuine concern for the well-being of Muslim women; rather, it was a politically motivated move and part of the undemocratic interferences in the religious affairs of Muslim community in the country.
While the ordinance is being celebrated as a historic step in ensuring justice to Muslim women, neither their organizations nor their legitimate representatives were in any way consulted before the hasty move. It is to be noted that Muslim organizations and community leaders did not oppose the Supreme Court order that struck down Triple Talaq or instant divorce. But making it a non-bailable criminal offence punishable with jail terms would be illogical and only make things worse for the affected women.
In fact Indian women face grave injustice within and outside family, and remain in a pathetic state according to all development indices. The harassments against them including rape, murder, feticide etc. are alarmingly on the rise. The communal and casteist forces target Muslim women in particular during communal violence. With women facing so many problems in the country, Muslims women being no exception, by going for an ordinance turning a deaf ear to other concerns women, prompts us to think that government has ulterior motives. With this kind of increasing interference in the religious affairs of Muslim community, BJP government’s only intention is consolidation Hindu communal votes in its favour. Mohammed Ali Jinnah has demanded the central government to withdraw the controversial ordinance.

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