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DISOBEDIENCE ON INJUSTICE

Though there is consensus that we all should highly abide by ‘Law of Land’, there is also an agreement that unjust law exists. The only point which arises then is that whether we should obey them or disobey them or try to change and obey them till the time they are changed. Though you may find different views, the least a person can do is to disassociate with something which he feels is wrong. You cannot be in a position wherein you are supporting on one side and fighting against it on the other side. Even though law and justice are viewed as virtually synonymous, experience however, has taught us that injustice may be supported by law. The sense of injustice can be a powerful condition, causing people to take action not just to defend themselves but also others who they perceive to be unfairly treated. As rightly said by Martin Luther King Jr., "Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere".


Some of the traditional practices followed in olden days have taken form of law over passage of time. Some of them have been misinterpreted and some have used this to their vested interest by taking shelter under such law. If we talk about “Triple Talaq”, it is a customary practice prevalent among Muslims that dissolves a marriage when the husband says the word "Talaq" thrice. These have been actively protested by their woman community over past few years. Several women's rights groups have also spoken out against the practice and its ill effects, especially on Muslim women. 

On the other hand, the Muslim Law Board has consistently said that "Triple Talaq" is a 'personal law' and thus, cannot be modified by the Center. The custom is criticized for being unilateral and biased against women, and is banned in 22 countries of the world

The honourable Supreme Court, few months back, termed the practice of "Triple Talaq" as unconstitutional.

Few days back, there was an article in Times of India, a 23-year-old woman of Kherli village in Alwar district has approached the court after she was thrown out of the house by her in-laws following triple talaq. In her complaint, she stated that she was given the triple talaq as she gave birth to a second girl child in February this year. This was disapproved by her husband and in-laws. Taking cognizance, thre court has now asked the in-laws to find an amicable solution.
The in-laws had also threatened to kill the child if she failed to accept the triple talaq. 


One of the big question which arises is that how do we respond to unjust law. Even though it can be tackled through nonviolent method, it would be perceived as breach of law. People engaged in such act are open to legal consequences since this shows their fidelity to the rule of law. One such larger movement of civil disobedience was led by our Father of Nation against the unjust British rule. The movement led to end of British colonization which was result of persistent resistance to unjust law.


THERE MAY BE TIMES WHEN WE ARE UNABLE TO PREVENT INJUSTICE BUT THERE SHOULD NEVER BE A TIME WE FAIL TO PROTEST IT.     

---------By Mocktail Mommy Rupa




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16 comments:

  1. Nicely said, Voice should always be raised against what you feel is not right. Instead of just blindly following them.

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  2. Very well researched . Good read.

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  3. So well written, Rupa.
    You are so right when you say,
    THERE MAY BE TIMES WHEN WE ARE UNABLE TO PREVENT INJUSTICE BUT THERE SHOULD NEVER BE A TIME WE FAIL TO PROTEST IT.

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  4. Well said. We must truly raise our voice against any injustice. If we do not do that it means that we are supporting the injustice!!

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    1. Thank u.... Yes very true always should raise against injustice.

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  5. It beats me how it has taken these many decades to abolish something as idiotic as triple talaq. Saying it is interfering with religious values is rubbish in my mind... anything that takes away the freedom and rights of an individual unjustly cannot be retained in today's world. Its 2017... how are we still stuck with outdated laws dating back to 100 BC!


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  6. Very well said, Rupa. It is true we must raise our voice against unjust laws.

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  7. I really liked that quote. Well penned article.

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  8. Being stuck in a century old law, if I can say that, is baffling. We need to disobey to such outdated laws and revolt. Good that the woman approached the court.

    A nicely written post!

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  9. Such a powerful thought! Loved reading this.

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  10. Very well pointed, raising voice against injustice is very crucial. This is a victory for human rights, justice & many such silent sacrifices.

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