Even in 21 century, when every heart is celebrating the air of women empowerment, slogans of women empowerment can be heard from every nock and corner of our society and over all, our honoured ladies have proved their worth by serving the society in the shape of Indra gandhi as prime minister, mehbooba mufti as a chief minister, smriti irani as union minister, Tina dabi as district magistrate, kiran bedi as superintendent of police, Arundati Roy as author and shabana azmi as social worker but friends the condition of our muslim female is still awaiting for the air of empowerment, she is still standing at the same place where she was hundred years ago, she is lagging behind in every field like education employment and equality, right to speech and right to divorce and marriage. Amid innumerable crimes on muslim female like dowry death, early marriages , forced marriages, honour killing, polygamy is most cruel of all because this illigal power empowers every male to threat, suppress and exploit their wives through out their lives A muslim male with this irreligious, illicit weapon harrasses his wife to tolerate his unjust actions. A unprivileged, innocent and dependent muslim wife, just to save her happiness home and marriage find no other option but to submit before cruel husband.
In addition to this practice of polygamy has spread immortality in our society. Free from fear of being caught by court muslim male often indulges in the extramarital affairs. This immoral atmosphere in home badly effects the psychology of our children. Even Quran the religious book of Muslims doesn’t permit polygamy because (Quran in Surat un Nisa 4.3 says “ If you fear you might fail to give orphan women their due rights’ if you were to marry them , then marry other women of your choice-- two, three or four. But if you are afraid you will fail to maintain justice, then content yourself with one or those bondwomen in your possession . This way you are less likely to commit injustice.”)
Friends from the above ayat it becomes clearly evident that if one fails to administer social , economic, physical and emotional equality then it is better to marry only one .
But friends irony here is this, Muslim males follow only half portion of Surat un Nisa on polygamy for their own enjoyment and for giving due recognition to their bad and loose character and leaving remaining unattended this apparently clears that their act of polygamy is in violation of of Quranic directions. Story of tyranny of a muslim male doesn’t even stop here, giving equal social, economic emotional and physical rights is far far behind, husbands even cross all the limits of cruelty torture, embarassment and harassment to their previous wives. Marriage with new young girl is more then enough to forget his responsibilities and liabilities towards his pre family. This move of second marrige of a husband turns first wife mere a subject of taunts for society. Every relative turn critic to her. Inhumane, illicit and ir religious act of male raises innumerable questions on persona of a female who happens to his first wife. People start showing pity on her and curse her luck. Above all a poor wife does not even dare to divorce him because of her inability to feed herself and her innocent children.
In the end I want to say
(1) When will Muslim males stop misinterpreting Quranic verses?
(2) When will a muslim female becomes free from fear of breakage of her marriage?
(3)When will second marrige consummated out of consent of first wife will be considered null and void and children born out of that wedlock would be illicit in the eye of law?
(4)When will polygamy be considered as non bailable offence ?
(5)When will our Muslim female get deprived of fear of loss of home and her husband?
Last but not the least l would like to request to honourable Modi ji that like triple talaq polygamy should also be banned.