கணவனை விவாகரத்து செய்ய கணவனின் அனுமதி வேண்டும் என்று இருப்பதை மாற்ற வேண்டும் என்று கோரிக்கை எழுந்துள்ளது.
'Allow Muslim women to divorce without husbands' consent'
Omer Farooq | Hyderabad
A Hyderabad-based Muslim organisation has demanded that Muslim women should be allowed to exercise the right of qula (separation) without the consent of her husband as under the Shariah such consent is not compulsory.
Mohammed Moinuddin, the president of the Sada-e-Haq (VoiceF of Truth), told a Press conference in Hyderabad on Sunday that despite Quran and Hadith granting rights to women to get qula, even without consent of her husband, Muslim religious leaders were coming in the way of its implementation and depriving women of their rights and privileges.
He said acknowledging and enforcing this right had become very important because desertion of women by husbands without either giving divorce or granting qula had made their lives miserable and created a social crisis in the Muslim society in India. Pointing out that thousands of Muslim women were approaching family courts without any redressal for several years, Moinuddin said that it had created an alarming situation, as their husbands are neither taking care of their needs nor allowing them to separate.
"The question arises that are women in Islam so helpless that even when husbands make their lives worthless, they have to bear all the pain and torture or do they have a right to live a dignified life," he said.
He advocated that Muslims should be allowed to set up their Shariah Panchayats in their areas to solve such cases and allow Muslim women to get Qula by making a declaration before such a Panchayat of elders.