I am taking this subject in between to Triple Talaq issue before i could continue my blog on secularism and Dr hedgewar as the need for this ordinance offers an insight to what exactly is wrong with secular India.It would be best to go back to the year 1985 and touch Mohd. Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum (1985 SCR (3) 844), commonly referred to as the Shah Bano case.
Shah Bano- If a Picture could speak tragedy-THIS IS IT
Shah Bano a Muslim Woman who was married for over 53 years to Ahmad Khan and bore him five children. Mohamedean law permits so he remarried or married after 45 years in 1975 to a very young woman and thus the misery started to Shah Bano at ripe old age of 62. An age where after spending a lifetime taking care of her husband and the children she bore she was expected to lead a happy life of retirement, instead this hapless woman was thrown on the street under talaq. Under 125 cr pc she filed maintenance petition in the year April 11978 and was awarded Rs 179 by the Madya Pradesh High Court as maintenance from her husband. The case would have rested there if Ahmad khan had just done that,Instead of giving her this paltry amount Ahmad Khan went to Supreme Court pleading his wife has become haram after divorce and hence he is not liable to pay any alimony as per sharia laws. On April 23rd , 1985 the SC dismissed Ahmad Khans petition and upheld the Madya Pradesh HC award.
Now this great Secularism stepped in the avatar of illustrious son of Indira Gandhi who was the genesis of all the ills India faces today. Rajiv Gandhi catapulted to the Muslim population and the rest of the communal parties and left and passed the infamous.THE MUSLIM WOMEN (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS ON DIVORCE) ACT, 1986, ACT NO. 25 OF 1986 (1 ) almost 10 years after the infamous 42nd constitutional amendment by his mother which brought in that secular word into misuse.
Did Rajiv Gandhi really care for Muslim women?
Did he really care for Muslim community as a whole?
The issue was not about shah Bano, it was about injustice to millions of Muslim divorced women this way with millions of hapless children along with. It is pertinent to know a bit more about this extraordinarily abusive custom of Islam which are mainly kept alive by secularism.
1.Nikah Halala : Nikah Halala is practiced primarily by certain of Sunni Muslims, which involves a female divorcee marrying someone else, consummating the marriage and then getting a divorce in order to make it allowable to remarry her previous husband.pretty confusing. This is simply bewildering for non muslims . But muslims used this inhuman provision not only to harass the woman but also to trade in sex. The guardians of Muslim community in India like the ALL INDIA MUSLIM PERSONNEL LAW BOARD- an euphemism for a club of uncivilized uncouth tyrants who have no legal sanctity whatso ever to exist as a body and passing strictures against helpless women and indulging in politics openly support this and keep bringing in the secular word in constitution to say the Hindu BJP government in the center is interfereing in their customs. These men are part of the electoral opposition in India and openly courted by all the communal caste politicians, congress and the left political parties.
Hindu society is always ready to reinvent itself with times and has done so.But that is expected only from the majority community. Indian supreme court always easily interferes with Hindu community customs and overturns those. Then the liberal secular champions sing hosannas to supreme court saying it has upheld secular values. Is then secularism only a tool to erase the identity of a civilization that existed for more than eight to ten thousand of years.