Victims of domestic violence and triple talaq, 40 Muslim women have sent Rakhis to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Along with sending Rakhis, the women have appealed to Yogi Adityanath to ensure speeding up of the legal proceedings for action against domestic violence and triple talaq so that the “sisters of the nation” get justice.
The women have asserted that they have been facing torture since a long time but now want their brother (Yogi Adityanath) to help and support them.
A large number of cases of Muslim men abusing their wives mentally and physically, and/or abandoning them after saying the word “Talaq” three times have come to light from different areas of Uttar Pradesh as well as other parts of the country. A lot of women have raised their voice against the age old practice of triple talaq and have demanded justice.
Rakshabandhan is an Indian festival primarily celebrated by the Hindus of the country. On the day of Rakshabandhan, girls tie Rakhi or a thread on the hands of their brothers and the brothers in return pledge to protect their sisters.
Now as the women of Muslim community of Uttar Pradesh send Rakhis to the chief minister pleading for his support on matters of domestic violence and triple talaq, it can be seen as symbolic of them considering Adityanath as their brother and requesting him to protect them. The women have insisted that they have been suffering since a long time and now the chief minister must fulfill the responsibility of a brother by making sure that his sisters get speedy justice.