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After the eruption of massive Rohigya Muslim crisis in Myanmar, till now over six lakh twenty seven thousand refugees have entered Bangladesh since last August after fleeing from the terror stricken Rakhine province of the Buddhist nation where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslim women, children, old aged and those suffering from various ailments have been killed mersilessly with their houses, huts and tenements burned by the Myanmar army and police. This was in retaliation to the attack by certain hard core Rohingya extremist groups killing more than thirty Myanmar guards and burning of police posts last August say the authorities.

This figure of 6.3 lakh Rohingya muslims in extremely shattered condition is in addition to the 3 lakh already existing refugees in Bangladesh. The prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has drawn out a detailed plan to rehabilitate over one lakh refugees in the Thengar char area near the sea, currently the flooded plain for which the government of Bangladesh has earmarked a whopping budget of 278 million US dollars. This vast plain area near the sea of Bay of Bengal is scaytered in 30 thousand hectares.

The government has plans to construct thousands of hutments and about 120 health centres here in order to adjust and accomodate a vast number of Rohingya Muslim refugees having sought refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing in badly shattered condition from the Rakhine province of riot torn Buddhist nation Myanmar. The US, UK and the UN authorities have condemned the despicable killings of Rohingyas in strongest possible terms and has termed these genocidal attacks as ethinic cleansing.

The United Nations Human Rights Commission is also extending all possible financial and medical support to the refugees and the Bangladesh government. The already weak and trembling Bangladesh economy has been badly affected by this ongoing refugee crisis and the subsequent economic burden confronted by it. This is the worst refugee crisis any country of the globe has ever witnessed with over ten lakh refugees landing in Bangladesh in just a year or two. It may be recalled that the Rohingya province of Myanmar is dominated by a vast muslim population and the crisis has its roots since the government of Myanmar declared the former’s citizenship as illegal.

The situation took the ugly turn when oneof the hard core group called Rahingya Muslim Liberation Front killed 20 to 30 Myanmarese guards at the border posts last July/ August and burnt majority of the Army posts at the Myanmar Bangladesh Border. Since then the government of Myanmar let loose its terror in Rakhine province killing hundreds of Rohingyas and birning theor houses leading to the mass scale i flux of refugees under pitiable shattered condition to Bangladesh and India. While Bangladesh is worst affected by the massive Rohingya influx , India too has over 40 thousand refugees.
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Supreme Court on Tuesday declared talaq-e-biddat or instant and irrevocable talaq as a "manifestly arbitrary" practice.

In a 3:2 majority, Supreme Court on Tuesday declared talaq-e-biddat or instant and irrevocable talaq as a “manifestly arbitrary” practice. According to the SC, it is not protected by Article 25 of the Constitution which provides freedom of religion.

Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, who led the Bench, said that talaq-e-biddat is an integral part of Article 25 (freedom of religion). He also said that instant talaq does not violate the Constitution, and said it is the responsibility of the legislature to decide a law within six months. This view was also endorsed by Justice S. Abdul Nazeer.

The Chief Justice, however, also said that even the Muslim world has shed talaq-e-biddat and there is no reason for an independent country like India to lag behind. He has appealed to political parties and lawmakers to set aside their individual profits and give frame a new, suitable law.

Justices Kurian Joseph, U.U. Lalit and Rohinton Fali Nariman gave separate judgments against the validity of instant talaq. According to Justice Nariman, talaq-e-biddat  allows a Muslim man to “whimsically and capriciously”  divorce his wife. The practice according to him is “manifestly arbitrary” and does not enjoy the protection of Article 25.

Justice Kurian differed with Chief Justice Khehar and said that just because a practice has been around for 1,400 years, this fact does not make it eligible for protection under Article 25 of the constitution. Justice Kurian also started an uproar by suggesting an alternative that a Muslim bride, should be allowed to lay down a condition in the nikah nama that, in case the marriage hits a rough patch she would not be subjected to instant talaq.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) holds that triple talaq is a matter of faith followed for 1400 years. The Centre had always claimed that instant talaq was not fundamental to Islam and it has promised to bring a new divorce law for Muslim.

 

 

 

 

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To think about the violence of Partition, is to question the very legitimacy of Pakistan.

According to Gandhi, European ideas can produce violence in attempts to recover past glories. In Pakistan, Partition has only become a publicly debated issue quite recently. To think about the violence of Partition for them, is to question the very legitimacy of the state.

Gandhi was right when he said that no peace between the two is possible until all those who had been driven away are given rights to return and compensation for their losses of life and property.

Gandhi and Jinnah had relied upon communal allegiances, to hold the country together. It was not trust in each other that allowed Indian and Pakistani leaders to agree to Partition, but the famous ‘hostage’ theory, according to which a Hindu or Muslim minority in one country guaranteed the good treatment of its fellows in the other.

It has always been the lack of concern of the citizens of each country for the other, that has kept India and Pakistan united. The imperial character of these diverse societies has kept them united, the mutual relations of citizens of each country defined neither by love nor hatred but indifference.