Taslima hails Kerala judge for asking 'why Muslim women can't have many husbands'

Justice Pasha said that Muslim personal laws are heavily loaded against women. 

Updated: Mar 07, 2016, 19:51 PM IST
Taslima hails Kerala judge for asking 'why Muslim women can't have many husbands'

New Delhi: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has lauded Kerala High Court judge Justice B Kamal Pasha for his potent question “Why Muslim women can't have many husbands when men enjoyed the same privilege?”

In a tweet, the author said: “I salute Kerala judge Justice B Kamal Pasha for asking why Muslim women couldn't hv 4 husbands while men hv 4 wives!”

Justice Pasha on Sunday stirred a hornet’s nest by asking why women face differential treatment under the Muslim personal law.

Pasha said that Muslim personal laws are heavily loaded against women.

Muslim personal law allows a man to marry four times. Although polygamy has been banned in many Muslim countries, it is still prevalent in India.

“Religious heads should do self-introspection whether they are eligible to pronounce one-sided verdicts,” HT quoted Pasha as saying at a seminar.

“Even the highest court is a bit reluctant to interfere in this. Women should come forward to end this injustice,” he added.