Over the past week we have heard the Imraana story and the Dar-ul-uloom fatwa on her. There are also stories going around (planted I presume) that she was not even raped by her Father-in-law (Source: AIMPLB - All India Muslim Personal Law Board). Now my first question: Who on hell are Dar-ul-uloom to issue any fatwas? Hello is this India or not? Are Muslims in India completely out of the loop of the civilized living? This whole story smacks of the disgusting ways in which Muslims live in India. Consider the shamelessness with which Mulayam Singh Yadav supports these Islamic fanatics who should have no place in this country. This is an atrocious display of "Secular politics" when infact he is the very man (as CM of UP) responsible for protecting Imraana and other Muslim women mistreated by their so called religious leaders. Mind you the Dar-ul-uloom and other Deoband schools are the ideological mentors of the Taliban. This is ofcourse not the first time "Secular Politicians" have helped Islamic fundamentalists. Remember the Shah Bano case? Shah Bano was a Muslim women divorced by her husband. As per the Personal Law which governs the Muslims in India, her husband had no obligation to pay any alimony to her. However the Supreme court (which has been regularly advocating the need for the Uniform Civil Code) intervened and ruled that Shah Bano was to be paid alimony. Here comes our own "Secular Sultan" Rajiv Gandhi who had the Muslim women's bill passed in Parliament thereby nullifying the Supreme Court order. Today you will not believe the atrocious provisions of the Muslim and Christian Personal laws which are suffocating their women and yet the mere talk of UCC sounds Saffron! Are we going to oppose UCC simply because Muslim men can't do with one wife and need four? Should the Muslim women continue to be treated like Animals as their leaders have interpreted the Sharia? Is the Hindu way of dividing the fathers property equally between his wife and all his children (sons and daughters) too much for the Non-Hindus to accept? Should a adopted Christian child be denied the right to his father's property? Come on! Its time to bring the Uniform Civil Code and start civilized living in India.
ps: Article 44 of the Indian Constitution and several Supreme Court judgments strongly advocate the Uniform Civil Code.