Today we are living in 21 century and its called modern era. Every person have a fundamental rights, constitutional rights and human rights to raise voice against exploit tradition. India is democratic country. The citizen of India follow and respect of Indian constitution. In democracy, every person have rights to express their expression against some tradition, which effect human life. Every community anand every religion have its own personal low, which decide what is right and wrong tradition?
Now India facing triple talaq issue in Muslim community. Specially Muslim religion women are so much worst effect by triple talaq problem. It is very old tradition. Triple talaq mean is just say 3 words ( talaq, talaq, talaq) or relation of husband & wife will be finished. It is form of divorce. Muslims women always afraid with this triple talaq. This type of tradition is practicing in India. Muslim male dominant is ease to say triple talaq. But it is so hard to listen these words for Muslim females. Only small matter, male dominant gives threat of triple talaq. Muslims can legally divorce his wife by pronounced three times talaq. Pronouncement can be oral or written. Today youth using telephone, SMS, social platforms. The life of women and children gets destroyed. A divorced woman may not remarry her divorce husband unless she first marries another man called nikaha halala.
The Muslim family affairs in India are governed by the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 (Muslim Personal Law),
In 2017 election in Uttar Pradesh Muslims women raise issue in media and request to Modi government to find out any solution of it. It has been subject of controversy and debates, raising the issue of Justice, gender equality, human right and secularism.
Muslim marriage in India is considered to private matter unless couple decided to register their marriage under special marriage act 1954.
Fight against this triple talaq tradition. Muslim women, some of them have filled PlL in Supreme Court against this. The petitioner has asked for scrapping of section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937, terming it against the Article 14 of the constitution. 8 December 2016, the Allahabad High court in its ruling, has observed that the practice of Triple Talaq is unconstitutional and violates the rights of Muslim women.
In March 2017, over 1 million Muslims in India with women in majority have signed a petition to end Triple talaq. The petition was started by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an Islamic organization affiliated to the right wing Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the issue of Triple Talaq several times. On 29 April 2017, he commented that reformers from Muslim community would come forward to protect women from bad effects of Triple Talaq. He said, the Muslim community should not allow the issue to be politicized.
BJP government promised in 2017 Uttar Pradesh election, party try reform and improve in this issue and protect Muslim women from bad effect of triple talaq. A delegation of 25 Muslim leaders from Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to take the responsibility for initiating reform this regard. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) defends the practice.
- Sanyog Varshney