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. 

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.

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