Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Atrocious: first word came to my mind!!!

I was going through today’s newspaper when suddenly my eye caught on the Headline ‘Deoband fatwa: It’s illegal for women to work support family’. Felt a little shocking to me and thought to myself what is India doing to call themselves a most developing country in the present day world..It was ruled by Allahabad High Court that a non-Muslim woman must convert to Islam to marry a Muslim Man; otherwise, said marriage is declared void according to Islamic Law.
I remember reading it in one of the books that the civilization and culture of a country are judged by the status it bestows on the women. According to the upcoming norms laid by the government, in India the women are treated equal as men. Won’t such a judgment passed by Allahabad High Court prove it wrong? Or is it Muslim Women never considered part of our one big family- India?
Indian women are raised and recognized everywhere ‘If’’ they have made a representation for the country. But does it mean that the ones who do not represent are the only one to be discriminated?
Islam never says, according to my knowledge, to discriminate women and put them under circumstances where they are not fine. Even if they do, why does only India has to accept and react on it?
I am not writing this on argument basis but because its disheartening to know that in some or the other way India is also becoming a part in such laws. I just know, even before a woman is categorized into Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Parsi etc., we should realize she is a human being already having numerous restrictions and limitations, struggling a lot for her living and life. Why should we increase her worries? What have she done to suffer so much for this long? Even prisoners are set free but women, will they ever be free from such reasons, accusations etc?
I know this is not going to help but what if someone who reads it, think over it, even for a minute, has the capability to make a change, could take an effort and make that change. I do not think I am wrong. And I never meant to hurt anyone’s personal feeling.
But just think over it!!!


  1. Well you are in a faith either by choice or birth , and every faith is based on some rules and laws which were initially created to discipline our lives. Of course they are being misused now, because the people who follow it now don't know why it was ever written or what it really means.

    But I don't find fault in the fact that the Non- Islam girl was asked to convert to Islam to marry. Although I might sound a little backward here when I say that, but its probably easier for the kids at a later stage and much more practical really to have two people who are married to follow the same faith.

    But obviously the 'fatwa' is totally shocking and so uncalled for.

  2. Yeah, this is the thinking.. Well why don't the kid also given a choice of what he wants to choose, be it anything, the person who he loves to be with, the thing he wants, what he wants to become and etc.. No.. what is the reason behind the girl who wants to marry get converted? why her? Let she be the same religion since she has also being given that by choice or birth. Kids can be given a choice at the later stage.
    Well I have seen families survived even better than the ones who got married in the same religion.
    Again I repeat it all depends on understanding, We are all humans, which most people of course do not understand..:P

  3. U r quite correct in that sense... Well really if you want to marry anyone in this world, for that matter, even same sex marriages , should be permitted, its every individual's choice after all.

    But I'm just being practical here when I say that... that sort of passion into a relationship where you are ready to face every wrath of the society is very rare and it very rarely sustains. A marriage is so much more than just you two. Everyone you know almost gets married with you :P That's what marriages in India are. :D