We are falling into the collective trap of a psycho-political understanding where the only Muslim worthy of being 'asked' to be 'saved' has to be the one who fits the mould of a stereotypical Indian Muslim, who is distanced from the faith and does not claim their religious identity
Akhilesh Yadav attacks Centre for approving triple talaq ordinance, says it will be as 'weapon against minorities'
A bill on the triple talaq ordinance making the practise of instance divorce void and an offence is pending in Rajya Sabha. The bill will lapse on 3 June with the dissolution of the present Lok Sabha.
Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session
Muslim men in Uttar Pradesh's rural areas seem to be in a hurry to divorce their wives before the Union government outlaws the practice of triple talaq. There has been a spurt in these instant divorces since Parliament took up the bill.
While the demand to abolish triple talaq is seen as a Muslim woman's liberation, it is also a Muslim husband's need.
The Mumbra police reportedly detained 80 Muslim men around midnight of 13 March 2014 without any apparent or reasonable cause. The men wereworking professionals, old people, some as old as 75 years, workers, students going to high schools , graduate students and others. They were taken to the Mumbra Police Station.