Separatist Camp Divided Over Re-marriage Of Half Widows

Separatist Camp Divided Over Re-marriage Of Half Widows

28 December 2013
Kashmir Life


Srinagar: With a word of caution the Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday stated that it will go through a religious ruling passed by Muslim scholars on re-marriage of the half widows and will come up with its observation on the subject. “We will study the report keenly and only after that we can come up with our analysis over the issue. For now we cannot comment about the topic as the same is very subtle in nature,” said Ayaz Akbar, Chief Spokesman Huriyat (G). However, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq the chairman of the Huriyat Conference (M) welcomed the recent ruling issue by religious scholars saying the issue is very serious and that all the Jurists have passed the unanimous decision and it must be appreciated. “I as the Mirwaiz of Kashmir welcome the judgment and it is indeed a good step taken by the Ulemas here.” Dukhtaran-e-Milat Chairperson Asiya Andrabi has aidfferent opinion. She appealed the half-widows here not to generalize the issue and the same must be limited to the destitute women. “I believe that the half widows here must strive for whereabouts of their husbands and must carry forward the movement in unison. The women who are destitute can re marry but the issue must not be generalized at any cost. ” Mass Movement Chairperson Fareeda Behehji told KNS that the recent judgment passed by the Islamic Jurists must be respected but the decision must be left to the half widows whether they want to go for the remarriage or not . “No one can thrust any decision on us and we are living with the only hope that our dear ones are alive so how could we go for the marriage.” She further stated that the half widows are carrying forward the struggle with the firm belief that their dear ones are alive. “What would be the status of that marriage once the disappeared husband returns home?”