Group of ministers approved a bill dangerous for society. GoM of UPA led central government in India has approved a bill yesterday. It will probably become catalyst in breaking the society. The bill is about Hindu marriage act. GoM has shown green flag to a dangerous amendment.
The bill will make divorce easier. The bill has gender discrimination. It will become easier for women to get divorce whether husband is agreed or not. The same facility is not available for the husband. Moreover, the divorcee (Wife) will have right in husband's property. The new amendment suggests that the divorcee women will have right in her husband's inherited assets too.
This bill will encourage wives to take divorce. It will enhance greediness among women. Some may chose to marry wealthy people with malafied intention. This bill will provide a tool to women (who want to misuse it) to deceive or blackmail husbands.
Amendment in Hindu marriage act will inspire several women to take divorce. It will break several families. We know that joint families are now rare. We need to protect joint families like rare specimens. The US government is worried about breaking families and has taken several major steps to save families. On the other hand, our UPA government is taking steps to break families. It can ruin the structure of entire society and break peace and harmony of the families.
I urge people to raise their voice to compel government to rethink on this bill. We are not against women empowerment. It is better to empower women without breaking the family structure as families are the building blocks of the society.
Jyoti Kothari (Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is adviser, Vardhaman Infotech, a leading IT company in Jaipur. He is also ISO 9000 professional)