Reject The Government’s Declaration Of ‘Muslim Women’s Rights Day’

 

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There has been a nationwide outpouring of condemnation, following the announcement yesterday by Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs, declaring Aug 1 as ‘Muslim Women’s Rights Day’ to mark the anniversary of the Triple Talaq law.

Over 650 citizens – Muslim and non-Muslim women, men and trans persons, women rights activists, human rights activists, academics, students and hundreds of citizens across from across India have issued a strong statement today.

The statement condemns and rejects this cynical optics of using Muslim women’s rights, in the face of an unprecedented onslaught against the rights of the Muslims in recent years under the present government. It voices strong opposition to declaring 1 August as Muslim Women’s Rights Day, calling it the celebration of a law that is fundamentally anti-minority, anti-women, anti-constitutional, and seeks only to disparage the Muslim community.

The text of the full statement and signatories is given below.

Citizens’ Statement: August 1, 2021

 

Mr. MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI – WE REJECT THE GOVERNMENT’S CYNICAL OPTICS

WE REJECT ‘YOUR’ MUSLIM WOMEN’S RIGHTS DAY

 

And we say, respectfully, “How dare you!”

This government that has worked to ceaselessly one by one, decimate the constitutional rights of Muslims in India, now has the temerity to declare Muslim Women’s Rights Day on August 1. This, to celebrate its passage of its purportedly Anti-Triple Talaq law (Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019), that claimed to protect Muslim women’s rights, but in reality, had a more sinister purpose – to show Muslim men their place in a new India. To tell them that they can be criminalized even in civil matters. The Triple Talaq law was an abomination. It was then, and still is, nothing but a charade. Because no such law was needed to “protect Muslim women, or secure their rights” since the Supreme Court had already struck the Triple Talaq down. So, we voiced our opposition when the law was passed in Parliament in 2019, stating that – “You cannot pretend to save Muslim women while seeking to bring the Muslim community to its knees.” The sentiment is as true today as it was then.

This government has diluted Muslims’ rights to citizenship by enacting the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). The very Muslim women, in whose name you have declared August 1 as a day of “their rights” invited their government, even begged their government, to talk to them when they were out on the streets, protesting the CAA-NPR-NRC, in a desperate bid to save their future, their children’s future, their family’s future, in their own country. You responded to those Muslim women with the utter contempt of silence. Without even the pretence of democratic dialogue.

This government instead mercilessly arrested those who protested the CAA-NRC-NPR under anti-terror laws like UAPA. It jailed Muslim women who dared to take to their streets to protect their rights to citizenship. It has deprived Muslim women of their youthful children, who languish today in jails. It has deprived Muslim women of husbands, who are incarcerated. It has placed in detention centres Muslim women, men, children and transpersons who could not produce “citizenship papers” in Assam.

This government has remained silent as Muslims have been lynched, and its leaders have garlanded the lynchers. The BJP both at the centre and through its state governments, has determinedly “gone after” Muslims under myriad laws, both old, new and proposed – beef bans, anti-conversion, including the recent Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020, and its proposed U.P. Population Control Bill. It has systematically tried to rob Muslims of their right to livelihood, and Muslim women of their agency.

This government has remained silent as men exhorted mobs to rape Muslim women (most recently in Pataudi). It has remained silent, without a single comment, tweet or tear, as Muslim women’s bodies have become the object of “Sulli Deals” by right wing online mobs.

Such a government has no moral right to declare any national day in the name of Muslim women.

We collectively, as citizens of India – Muslim and non-Muslim women, men and trans persons across castes and regions – reject the cynical optics of a “Muslim Women’s Rights Day” by a government intent on reducing all Muslims to second-class citizens.

What we demand is the release of Gulfisha Fatima and Ishrat Jahan, both Muslim women, from unjust incarceration. On behalf of Sabiha Ilyas, a Muslim woman, we demand the release of her son, Umar Khalid from unjust incarceration. On behalf of Nargis Saifi, a Muslim woman, we demand the release of her husband Khalid Saifi from unjust incarceration. On behalf of Afshan Rahim, a Muslim woman, we demand the release of her son, Sharjeel Imam from unjust incarceration. On behalf of Fatima Nafees, a Muslim woman, we ask you to find her son, Najeeb. On behalf of Raihanath Kappan, a Muslim woman, we ask you to release her husband, Siddique Kappan from incarceration. On behalf of Ayesha Sultana, a Muslim woman, charged with sedition for stating that officials must follow Covid protocols in Lakshadweep, we ask you to unconditionally drop all charges. On behalf of Safoora Zargar, a Muslim woman, we ask that she, like all other Muslim activists, lawyers, journalists, students, be freed of the false and malicious cases filed against them by this government. There is a long such list, Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

After you have done that, please then sit with us. With all of us, Muslim and Non-Muslim women, men and transpersons, who believe in our democracy and its promise of equality. And then we can discuss that appropriate day of ‘declaration’ in the future, when Muslim women feel their rights are secure, and they want the whole nation to celebrate their rightful and visible place in this democracy.

We are,

Farah Naqvi Delhi Writer & Activist  
Syeda Hameed Delhi Muslim Women’s Forum  
Aruna Roy Devdoongri, Rajasthan MKSS  
Ayesha Kidwai Delhi Professor, JNU  
Mohini Giri New Delhi Guild of service  
Poonam Kaushik Delhi General Secretary Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan Delhi  
Hasina Khan Mumbai Bebaak Collective  
Teesta Setalvad Mumbai Independent  
Kavita Krishnan Delhi AIPWA  
Annie Raja Kerala National Federation of Indian Women  
Subhashini Ali Kanpur AIDWA VICE PRESIDENT  
Kavita Srivastva Jaipur PUCL  
Rushda Siddiqui New Delhi NFIW  
Smita Gupta New Delhi Economist and Activist  
Chayanika Shah Mumbai Forum Against Oppression of Women  
Meera Sanghamitra Hyderabad National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM)  
Jayati Ghosh Northampton University of Massachusetts at Amherst USA  
A.Suneetha Hyderabad Women and Transgender Joint Action  
Shabnam Hashmi Delhi ANHAD  
Abha Bhaiyya Himachal Jagori Grameen  
Meena Saraswathi Seshu Sangli Vidhrohi Mahila Manch  
Sehba Farooqui Delhi AIDWA Delhi  
SAHELI Women’s Resource Centre New Delhi NCR Feminist activists  
Sharifa Siddiqui Secunderabad Hyderabad Muslim Women’s Forum  
Lara Jesani Mumbai People’s Union for Civil Liberties  
Arundhati Dhuru Lucknow NAPM  
Aparna Delhi President, National Committee, IFTU  
Apeksha Priyadarshini NEW DELHI Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organization, JNU  
Nivedita Menon Delhi JNU  
Zoya Hasan Delhi Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University  
Khalida Parveen Hyderabad Amoomat Society  
Tara Rai Mumbai The Feminist Collective  
Admiral L Ramdas Alibag Former Chief of Naval Staff  
Nikhat Fatima Hyderabad Journalist, civil rights activist  
Navsharan Singh Noida Writer and activist  
Nisha Biswas Kolkata Feminists in Resistance  
Prof. Mohan Rao Bangalore Jan Swasthya Abhiyan  
Anukriti Delhi CREA  
Anjali Bhardwaj Delhi SNS  
Amrita Johri New Delhi SNS  
Apoorvanand Delhi Independent  
Mariam Dhawale New Delhi All India Democratic Women’s Association  
M. Maqbool Ahmed Hyderabad United Citizens’ Forum  
Nandini Sundar Delhi Sociologist  
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Sayantan Datta Hyderabad TheLifeofScience.com  
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