Calling for the end of the Muslim practice of triple talaq, Yogi Adityanath equated it with the disrobing of Draupadi in Hindu epic Mahabharata and slammed the silence of the politicians over it. Adityanath’s statement marks the continuation of a pro-Muslim women pitch the BJP has been raising, using triple talaq as the cornerstone of that outreach.
Let me put some light on Draupadi, she was the wife of five men. And Muslims men can have more wives. She was wife and queen of the five great Pandavas, renowned alike for her loveliness and her granite will. Volcanic, she reduced her enemies to the ashes. This fiery princess bent on vengeance could be compassionate and generous, too. Draupadi had developed the strength to bear the trials of life. She had resolved firmly not to harm the good people, and not to bend before the wicked.
Draupadi was a woman, but she became as famous as the heroic Pandavas because of such determination. Her personality was one of lightning and thunder. This unforgettable heroine is in no way less than Bheema or Arjuna in strength and spirit, valour and virtue. Her story is a saga of suffering and disgrace but she took everything in her stride and vanquished each one of the perpetrators of her humiliation and agony. She was medium to finish the evil called Kauravas. Where is the comparison between Draupadi and Muslim woman? I mean I seriously failed to understand, why Yogi has to insult our religious epics to advocate Muslim woman and her rights?
Though! What I feel, Triple Talaq is the new found love of BJP chiefs. There are much more serious issues persisting in our society like untouchability, caste system which demeans human values, Gender inequality amongst all communities. Khap justice rendering system which is male dominated. What about the rich and poor divide and the related atrocities? Is there any dowry death in India and if so what about the dowry system being practiced? Why this is new found love only for Muslims ladies in particular? Why not for other daughters and sisters? They are attacked, molested, raped and humiliated, bumped by their spouses. Visit family courts, the cases of divorce are piled up. Go to the interiors, Hindu married woman still fights for her existence. She is treated like sex slave and bonded labour.
Let us take the case of verifying the horoscope of the couple before marriage as a Hindu custom. So many Hindu sisters from poor family are remaining spinster because of this outdated and unscientific system. But what has been done? Poor in the society are always at the receiving end. For this there shouldn’t be social equality? Economic upliftment and empowerment of the weaker section is not their right? Law can be framed but its implementation is still with the powerful and rich. So, take steps to improve the status of the deprived, downtrodden and weak. CM there are lot many other issues in India poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, punishment for rape accused, no electricity, water shortage, etc… And the list goes on.
What next? Throwing ashes in the river is an environmental issue. People bathing in the dirty Ganges River are a health hazard. Do non-Hindus take up issues about the Hindus on humanitarian and environmental grounds? Where are we heading? SC can’t even make a judgement on the Babri Masjid case until today because of the impending insensitivity of the issue. Doesn’t this Uttar Pradesh government have anything better to do in the name of development and employment creation? We Hindus are living with so many bad practices and substations, but yet never felt the revolution in changing these age old practices, all of a sudden the shift on one particular religion? Why?
He is chief minister of one of the biggest states in India. Uttar Pradesh has many more crucial issues than just a triple talaq. With 200 million people, equivalent to the population of Brazil, but with an economy the size of Qatars — which has 2.4 million people, the same as the town of Bijnore — the new government of India’s most-populous state faces myriad problems. The GDP of Uttar Pradesh is comparable to Kenya’s, and its infant mortality rate rivals Mauritania, a poverty-ridden, west-African nation. Uttar Pradesh reported an annual industrial growth (2004-05 constant prices) of 1.95 per cent and 1.93 per cent in 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively, according to the NITI Aayog — among the bottom five in the country. In Uttar Pradesh, power cuts were lead election issue for one-third of voters polled. It remains one of India’s most poorly electrified states — with 51.8 per cent of rural households unelectrified — despite having the third-largest installed coal capacity in the country by end-January 2017. Uttar Pradesh is still in depressing state but all leaders looked so relaxed just having one issue on the card and that is Triple Talaq. Low education and bad social circumstances have kept UP and Bihar as the worst states. But still BJP and its leaders not getting towards right track.
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