Every Indian, with the exception of a few religious bigots and fanatics agree that triple talaq is a cruel custom, violating human rights. The custom needs to be discontinued by all means, legislation, persuasion, social reforms. But our Honorable Prime Minister of India appears to be in a hurry. He seems to be in undue haste. This is particularly true because, the matter is sub judice, and the Highest Court of India is going to hear it on 11th May 2017 (only 15 days ahead). It is very much likely that Supreme Court may expedite its decision in view of its 'cruel' nature, and its paramount imporance from the point of view of human rights. The rising of the issue by Mr. Narendra Modi in Karnataka, which is due for elections this year, he has created a situation that he wants to seize the initiative from Supreme Court of India. Besides, an impression among people's minds may arise that our Prime Minister does not want to give due credit to the Supreme Court, and that he wants to emerge as 'Muslim nAri hridaya samrAT' (English: "Emperor of the Hearts of Muslim Women") , and wants to be hailed as their Messiah.
A quote of what Mr. Modi is reported to have said in Karnataka, on the occasion of the birth anniversary celebration of Basaveswara, a Kannada philosopher
'Don't politicise triple talaq issue',
"... protect women from the effects of the practice of oral divorce. ..."
"...“I am sure enlightened people will emerge from among Muslims and come forward to end this practice, liberating our Muslim daughters and mothers from the scourge ..."
"...“Come out and find a solution. That solution will have its own majesty and generations will remember you. ..."
"...show the 'path of modernity' to Muslims across the world. ... That is the kind of power and energy this land gives to all of us.”
" ... Reformers from the Muslim community itself+ will come forward to fight what (our) Muslim daughters have to go through (in the name of triple talaq), they will find a way out ..."
"... I also request the Muslim community, don't look at this issue through a political lens, don't let it go that route ..."
"...show the “path of modernity” to Muslims across the world. “That is the kind of power and energy this land gives to all of us. ...”
yb-donkey's personal views, not intended to be imposed on others
Mr. Modi is asking others not to politicise the issue. But, he himself is politicising it. Other parties have not raised it. Besides, the appropriate time to raise this issue will be : "after receiving Supreme Court judgement, and before implementing it".
Hon. Prime Minister has rightly identified the resentment and unrest in the minds of enlightened / educated Muslim Women, about the continuance of the obnoxious custom of triple talaq. But the timing is not apt, because it gives an impression that he is trying to use 'liberation of Muslim women from triple talaq' as a bait to capture their votes. But, it can be counter-productive sometimes, because he may be alienating Muslim Men from BJP.
SAUDI ARABIAN + Pakisthani TUTORED MUSLIM CLERICS MAY SPOIL THE MINDS OF MUSLIM MEN
Instigated by Saudi Arabian and Pakisthani trained Muslim Clerics may instigate the minds of Muslim men to such an extent that Muslim Husbands may not allow their wives to go out and vote in the 2019 General Elections.
PLIGHT OF BURQA/VEIL CLAD WOMEN
Day by day, the % of burqa clad women, face-tightly-tied with veil, moving on streets, is rising. They seem to be under pressure from their parents, siblings, husbands, neighbors to wear burqa or at least tightly tie their faces with full veil. Government of India ought to initiate a survey on the plight of women who are forced to wear burqa. Even during those surveys, majority women may inform that they wear the burqa/full veil on their own volition, and that there is no pressure on them to wear full mask. Burqa women need liberation from their hardships. But Governments cannot take hasty steps, which will lead to alienation, and conflicts between men and women.
All these issues are very slippery. "Slow and Steady" treading with "harmony and conciliation" are very important.
BJP LEADERS HAVE TO INTROSPECT
Many Indians view BJP as a party with 'HIndu Religious Agenda'. BJP also seems to believe that it is the sole representative of the Hindus, and Indian Nationalism + patriotism. If BJP's positioning itself as the savior of Hindu Religion is true, the right step for the BJP Leaders ought to have been to start with REFORMING HINDU CUSTOMS. For example, there is the custom of lavish expenditure in Hindu Marriages, and the CRUEL practice of extracting / extorting dowry from daughters-in-law and their parents. This practice is continuing in spite of Dowry Prohibition Act, and Sec. 498 of IPC domestic violence provisions. This dowry harassment and violence appears to be more rampant, quantitatively and in intensity, in BJP Ruled states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh.
See this link: Click to go to http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dowry-death-One-bride-burnt-every-hour/articleshow/11644691.cms. Here is one quote from it:--
2012 Report: NEW DELHI: In a crime that is prevalent only in India, greedy husbands and his relatives harass the newly wed bride for getting more dowry, and often kill her in the process. And, very often, she is burnt alive. This horror is therefore called bride-burning or in official terms, dowry death.
In 2010, there were 8391 reported cases of dowry death in the country. That works out to a shocking one death every hour approximately. Bride-burning is on the increase — just a decade ago, in 2000, there were 6995 cases.
Another link of 2015, worth studying: Click here to go to http://www.smh.com.au/world/india-burning-brides-and-ancient-practice-is-on-the-rise-20150115-12r4j1.html
A quote from the above news report
"...Of the 671 bride burnings she knew of in the area surrounding Bangalore last year, only about 50 cases had been formally registered by police last year. Nationally, convictions are secured in only about 15 per cent of cases that make it to court. ..."
yb-donkey: If only 50 cases are reported out of 671 bride burnings at Bangalore, and conviction rate is only 15% of tried cases, what will be the position at All India level? Bangalore is also in Karnataka State, where Mr. Narendra Modi spoke. Why didn't Mr. Modi speak about 'dowry deaths' (seems to be common to all religions, as far as my little knowledge goes)?
TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT IS VITIATED WITH CONFLICTS AMONG ISLAMIC COUNTRIES, AND BETWEEN WEST and THE isis+taliban
We know that today's world is infested with terrorists. Some external elements from countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai (UAE), Pakistan are trying to play with Indian Muslim sentiments and superstitions, by instigating some gullible innocent Indian Muslim clerics. In the circumstances, every step on our part will have to be very careful, discreet, and harmonizing. Any indiscreet step, hasty step can lead to long-drawn civil wars. Who wins or who loses in the process will be immaterial, because WEAPON SELLING COUNTRIES WILL USE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FISH IN TROUBLED WATERS, and the country will be ultimate loser.
A verse by the Great Ancient Sanskrit poet 'bhAravi's' work 'kirAtArjunIyam':
सहसा विदधीत न क्रियाम्
अविवेकः परमापदां पदम् ।
वृणते हि विमृश्यकारिणं
गुणलुब्धाः स्वयमेव हि संपदः ॥ (किरातार्जुनीयम् २.३०)
sahasA vidadhIt na kriyAm
avivEkaha paramApadAm padam
vriNatE hi vimrisya kAriNam
guNalabdhAha svayamEva hi sampadaha.
సహసా విదధీత్ న క్రియామ్
అవివేకః పరమాపదామ్ పదమ్
వృణుతేహి విమృశ్య కారిణమ్
గుణ లబ్ధాః స్వయమేవ హి సంపదాః.
Approx. Gist: 1. Nothing should be done in haste/hurry. (There is also a reverse maxim: Alasyam amritam visham. Meaning: When delayed, nectar can become poison).
2. Indiscretion can become a cause for great dangers/hardships and troubles.
3. Good Results and glory accomplished with virtuosity, prefer those who exercise discretion. In other words, an approximate inference. (subject to revision): Only those who exercise discretion can alone gain virtuosity, and good results.
VOCABULARY HELP FOR 'DISCREET' AND 'DISCRETE'
discreet, adj. : Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment. ‘we made some discreet inquiries’
Intentionally unobtrusive. ‘a discreet cough’ Usage: The words discrete and discreet are pronounced in the same way and share the same origin but they do not mean the same thing. Discrete means ‘separate’, as in a finite number of discrete categories, while discreet means ‘careful and circumspect’, as in you can rely on him to be discreet
Link to : Click to go to https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/discreet
To continue to add / delete / modify depending on lgal needs. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.