We Indians want to progress in every field,we want to see our country developing at a rapid pace, we want to be the superpower, we want our country to be listed among the most developed nations. But is it possible to achieve all these milestones when the women of our country are suffering, are harassed mentally, physically and sexually, are subjected to violence, are not given their rights, are not given justice. We should first make sure that each and every citizen of India is getting their rights and justice.
These days one of the most trending and debated topics on every media channel, social media platforms is triple talaq.Triple Talaq, also known as talaq-e-biddat, instant divorce and talaq-e-mughallazah (irrevocable divorce), is a form of Islamic divorce which has been used by Muslims in India, especially adherents of Hanafi Sunni Islamic schools of jurisprudence. It allows any Muslim man to legally divorce his wife by stating the word talaq (the Arabic word for "divorce") three times in succession in oral, written, or more recently, electronic form.
Triple talaq debate is over now.The Supreme Court has said that it is unconstitutional.
According to the Indian Census 2011 data, 13.5 % of Muslim women were married before the age of 15 years. 49% of women were married when they were between 14-19 years. Marriage at such an early age, in most cases, decreases the possibility of acquiring education or being financially sound.
Less education leads women to depend on their husbands for financial support. This is one of the important reasons why married men use triple talaq as a weapon to dominate their wives.
How can a man divorce his wife just because she got up late in the morning,that too not with the help of any legal procedure.This is not the end,a Muslim woman was given triple talaq by her husband because she refused to abort her child,because her husband suspected that their third child will also be a girl child( https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/yourstory-epaper-yourstory/92+pc+Muslim+women+in+india+want+to+get+rid+of+triple+talaq+like+their+counterparts+in+other+countries-newsid-65963435).Divorces are given just by chanting the word talaq three times on whatsapp, facebook or the phone.
This kind of practices are making Muslim women to live in fear for each and every moment of their life and because of these they are also facing issues like domestic violence,harassment both mentally and physically(https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/triple-talaq-should-be-covered-under-domestic-violence-act-Muslim-body/articleshow/61936944.cms)
I as a woman would appreciate our government and the honourable prime minister that they took this issue seriously and banned triple talaq and also made laws to protect the rights of Indian Muslim women(https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/triple-talaq-bill-lok-sabha-supreme-court-bjp-congress-illiteracy-education-levels-marriage-act-1118069-2017-12-28).
I believe banning triple talaq is one of the historical and biggest steps taken by the government in the history of India for the development of women,particularly Muslim women of India.THis step will surely help women to have a strong stand in the society and not as an object by their husbands.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muslim_Women_(Protection_of_Rights_on_Marriage)_Bill,_2017)
Muslim women of India really had a lot of patience and courage which helped them to achieve their rights and justice.They have seen a lot of dark and gloomy days,banning of a menace like triple talaq will surely given them rays of hope,courage and determination in their life.There were many people and organisations against the Muslim women who stood against triple talaq but at the end of the day Muslim women won with their power of determination.Actually winning the battle against triple talaq gave a strong message to those people who thinks women as objects that now Muslim women of India have woken up and they will fight and also win each and every evil against them(https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/triple-talaq-bill-passed-lok-sabha-here-s-why-some-people-are-opposing-it-73868).
Women have fought a lot of battles against the patriarchal society and thoughts and also have won,but by winning the battle against triple talaq women have proved again that we can win any battle doesn't matter how difficult it is to achieve(http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lok-sabha-passes-the-triple-talaq-bill/article22319663.ece).
Now it’s the time to wake up and be proactive for the Muslim women who were silent against violence against them by their husband due to the fear of triple talaq.Law is formed,triple talaq got banned but it's the high time to make sure that married Muslim men change their thinking about wives.
We need to ensure that each and every Muslim girl of India is getting a proper education which will help them to be mentally and financially strong.A proper and good education will surely give the Muslim women of India to contribute for the development of the country and also will also shape their future in a better way around.
I want every Muslim women to speak for their rights and justice .I think that the law formed by the government will surely bring new hopes in the lives of Muslim women and will also take our the fear of triple talaq from their minds and they will get their deserved rights and justice and will also get the respect they deserve.
Triple talaq has protrayed a wrong picture of Muslims.They are not like that.The practice of triple talaq was outlawed in every other Muslim country decades ago.Also,triple talaq was used by a very marginal number of people.