Monday, 22 May 2017

Not a single case of triple talaq in 1.5 yr while women seek more khula than men’s talaq at MP Qaziyat

Bhopal: Not a single case of triple talaq has come for hearing before the Bhopal Qaziyat (Islamic Court) during the past-one-and-a-half year while interestingly the number of women seeking khula (a procedure through which a woman can seek divorce from her husband) is substantially higher than the men looking to divorce during the same period. Bhopal Qaziyat covers 3 districts Bhopal, Sehore and Raisen.According to the information provided by the office of the Masajid Committee Bhopal, 459 women sought khula while 386 men sought talaq in the year 2016 and the number of women seeking khula till March 31, 2017 was 131 while 80 men sought talaq during this period.  The number of Muslim women seeking divorce has been double than men in 2017.In the last 2 years, 60% of cases for divorce were filled by Muslim women reported TOI. Interestingly, there had not been a single case of triple talaq during the period.At a time when the nation is very much concerned over talaq and right from the Supreme Court to the PM  and the ruling BJP expressed their concern in their way, the picture coming from Madhya Pradesh Qaziyat is just opposite to the hysteria expressed over debates on national TV channels. Bhopal Shahar Qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali Nadwi while talking to The Pioneer over the issue said, "The imbalance between rights and duties is resulting in home breaking. Both men and women are responsible for this imbalance as both looks for their rights and forget their duties. The society must seriously think over this and both men and women should work to make balance between rights and duties in such a way that it should not result in ruining families."Dr Sufiya Fatima Hussaini, a practising doctor of the city and member women wing of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said Islam provides equal rights to women, in fact the right to accept groom is totally of the bride, without her consent nikah (marriage) could not get completed and like the men have the right to divorce the women, the women also have the right of khula to get separated from men. Cases of triple talaq are rare of the rarest and the Board has already formulated to deal with that, the Govt  and the courts are unnecessary interfering in Muslim Personal Law that constitution has provided to the community, she added. TOI reported that the difference between pronouncement of 'Talaq' by men and 'Khula' by women is that the married woman seeking divorce forgoes her right to dower (or Mehr) that she receives from her husband. Mehr, an amount paid by man to the woman he intends to marry, is fixed as per demands of the bride. The proceeding take place at more than a century old Bhopal Qaziyat (Islamic Court) which cater to cases from Bhopal, Sehore and Raisen - all 3 were part of erstwhile Bhopal State. The Pioneer /TOI

More Muslim women in Bhopal seek ‘Khula’ : TOI



Post a comment