Pune: The troubled families of triple talaq victims are more concerned about justice and future of their daughters than punishment for the accused. The Lok Sabha has passed the triple talaq bill during the winter session on Thursday.
“More than making it a criminal offence and sending the accused to jail, a law must be formed which should be mandatory to follow if a divorce is required. It is important to understand that the sole purpose of having so many debates over instant divorce is to secure women’s rights in the Muslim community. A law that allows women’s say in the divorce and ensures alimony and maintenance for her is needed,” said Anwar Rajan, Social Activist.
“Another aspect which has been overlooked till now is that, whether the divorce will actually happen after the law is passed. It is necessary to clear this first, as multiple marriages are easier for Muslim men than women. He can get married irrespective of a divorce but a woman cannot,” said Rajan.
“How many ever laws are made, it will only benefit us when the cases are run on a fast-track basis. Like the laws and punishment to prevent triple talaq has been demanded, they must consider making a punishment against the man who gets married before the instant divorce case of his previous marriage is solved. And most of all a concrete law to set the marriage institution in Muslim community uptight has to be made, as we do not have registry marriage, there is no solid proof of marriage,” said Shaikh Kareem Usman whose 22-year- old daughter was verbally divorced and has been fighting for justice past one-and-half year.
Divorce should be done through a court of law only. Halala, polygamy and triple talaq should be banned and a detailed discussion must be conducted at Rajya Sabha,”
— Jaya Sagade
(Director of women’s study centre at ILS Law College)
Registration of marriage must be made compulsory. Moreover, one law, Indian marriage act must be formulated irrespective of religion to monitor wrongdoing in marriage and bring it under one judiciary,”
— Shamsuddin Tamboli