Aftab Ansari uttered the Urdu word for divorce, ‘talaq’, three times in his sleep. His wife on hearing the dreaded word was worried and quietly discussed the matter with her friends. Soon the news spread through the village.
Under Islamic law, a husband need only say ‘I divorce you’ three times to secure a permanent end to his marriage.
So the leaders in the couple's Muslim village in West Bengal state were consulted. Those ‘wise’ leaders decreed that Ansari's unconscious utterances constituted a divorce. Hmmm, why would they do so?
Aha, the reason became clear when they issued further instructions, which pissed off Aftab Ansari and his wife.
Those ‘wise’ religious leaders pronounced that, if Aftab wants to remarry his ‘divorced’ wife, he would have to be apart from her for at least 100 days (OK, not too bad) and here’s comes the crunch, the bullsh*t that covers the lust behind it, that unfortunately demeans the religion in the process.
Those elders decreed that the wife, Sohela must spend a night with another man and then be divorced by him.
Of course there was no lack of ‘volunteers’, chief among whom undoubtedly were the ‘wise’ religious leaders.
But 30-year-old Aftab told those leaders to F-off. OK, maybe he didn’t but KTemoc feels if he didn’t he ought to have. Aftab said he had no intention of leaving his wife of 11 years. Good on you mate and go ahead, tell those lustful old men to F-off. This is one of those few occasions a F-word would be in order.
So in typical sour grapes those religious leaders who missed an opportunity to discharge their lusts on a probably pretty lady have ostracised the couple because of their refusal to abide by the decision of the 'wise' village leaders.