Maharashtra’s 50% asset sharing bill is in stage of drafting as given to understand. This promises equal rights to women in husband’s any property. There are so many uncertainties and unanswered questions as of now. While there is more coming in from centre as well adding to the confusion.
While all the Hindu leaders are looking out for a politically correct matters, hats off to one brave muslim leader Naseem Khan (Minister of Minority Dept for state) who belongs to an arguably secular party and dares to talks about the protection of interest of his religion and sentiments and asks for exclusion of his community from the amendments (Link here
). And the good part is no Muslims of opposite parties would oppose this as they know their religion is more valuable then any other materialistic priority.
When will Hindu leaders dare to do the same? When will they stop going overboard by experimenting on hindu acts to show that they are secular. While I approve the concern and attitude of Naseem Khan I do not opine that there is no amendment required there. But in a country as colourful as India
it is better to have a law that is colorless and uniform. Else one community cannot be experimented for the sake of secular and progressive face of nation, while others are rightfully protected under sentimental grounds.
When will certain hindus learn to stop criticizing the secular actions. Like JanLokpal had hit its lowest when reservation came in to discussion. Only few leaders dared to oppose the same to explain that religious demarcation was unnecessary. Appeasing is not secular, similarly experimenting new borrowed laws on a particular majority section, with ultra vires law against a sub-section is not secular.
New experiments on Hindu Marriage Act with asset Sharing bill is going to cause severe deformities in the social structure. It is required that the bill is drafted with acute involvement and consultations from the Mens Right Groups as well. One cannot give desi version to imported videsi laws and implement it only on Hindus just because their leaders don't speak for their Junta. And if they do they are shunned by other Pseudo secular Hindu leaders as extremists. As a result citizens suffers.
Its time all leaders irrespective of religion together talk about common laws. And if that is not possible then its time that India
stops experimenting with the Hindu Marriage act as if it were a subject of experiments laboratory of Amendment in the name of secularism. And should rather start reviewing the bug that promotes misuse of laws.
Uniformity in Law and Its application, plus its neutrality across communities and both genders would be the real face of a Secular State
. Else it’s all a contradiction and step motherly treatment to only one subsection in the name of progress.
Only a common civil code for a citizen irrespective of gender and religion would solve all the problems of the modern Indian secular society. Ideally the parents of the daughter should give her equal standard education as sons, stop dumping her
and should stop treating her as a liability, they should amend their attitude of passing on the burden to the husband and rather make her a part of biological inheritance. Thus stop the cascading effect, left to desperate fire fighting.
I am not anti anything, but rather i would learn from my Muslim brothers to breathe for self and not expect anyone else to do it for me, the day I stop breathing for self, I would die.
Colourless and Sentimental,