October 20, 2006

Justice for Imrana

There is so much amusement in the world. And the Muslim Clerics are ensuring that we get our fair share. Some of them really like to make a joke out of it.

I will not believe that Islam says that because Imrana got raped by her father-in-law, she cannot stay with her husband anymore, becuase she is now her husband's mother. This is absurd. What about her five kids? What does Islam say about the relation between her husband and her children. Are they siblings?

What about the fact, that rape under Islam is punishable by death. Why would the clerics be more worries about Imrana not staying with her husband than imposing death to her father-in-law?

The funny games are not yet over. Maulana Khalid Rashid, head of Lucknow based Firangi Mahal Islamic seminary, says that he welcomes the court verdict in full spirit, but, yes but, wheather Imrana can stay with her husband or not is not upto him to decide, he is waiting for divine intervension. Who calls this man a leader?

It has been 17 months since the Muslim Panchayat asked Imrana to call her husband 'son'. And since the last 17 months, all she is asking for is that her marriage should not be annulled. She is 28 years old, and is the mother of five kids.

And they say it is according to Shariat Law !!!