Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rape and rule

Mulayam Singh says if the clerics at one Islamic school have given a direction it must be well thought out. Even if the direction means that a woman raped by her father-in-law has to marry the rapist because she is no longer halaal for her husband. The kids will go to the father. And when the rapist father-in-law and the raped woman have children, they will call their elder siblings nephews. What crooked interpretation of the Sharia!

The debate will go on and so will the interpretations. In this whole rigmarole of whose trophy Imrana becomes, no one is talking about the criminal aspect of the case. In India, the personal laws for Muslims are dealt under the Sharia, but rape is a criminal act. And has to be dealt by criminal laws. The father-in-law will remain the rest of his life in jail hopefully. This leaves the raped woman, Imrana, as nobody's wife, since she is haraam for her husband.

P.S.
Headlines innocent, space-crunched sub-editors end up with. Just read:
Women's body spurns rape edict.

2 comments:

Yours Truly...Conman said...

Absolutely disgusting. This entire thing.
How screwed up can these people get?
I live in an Islamic country (where the law really means 'guilty until proven innocent'). If I rape and murder someone here, and then opt to pay sufficient money to the girl or her family as blood money, then I will be allowed to go scott free.
Likewise in India, I think it's the stupidest and weirdest thing asking a rapist to marry the woman he's raped. And to top it all, what's even more disgusting is that the woman agrees!!! Whatever man. It's all just a joke anyway...

Yours Truly...Conman said...

And oh yeah, I forgot to mention. Let's not even talk about Indian journalism. Like I have said in one of my previous blogs. Journalism in India is one of the most unprofessional 'acts of work" carried out every single day...