Kozhikode: Muslim organisations have launched a campaign against High Court judge Justice Kemal Pasha for his remarks against the Muslim priests interpreting Shariah laws with prejudice against women.
Justice Pasha had said here on Sunday said the Muslim Personal law let the men marry four times and easily get an extra-judicial divorce while the same law is not applicable to women. He had lashed out at the clerics whose biased approach deny women their privileges enshrined in the Quran.
K. Alikutty Musaliyar, general secretary of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, the largest of them, said a woman marrying four men was “biologically impossible.”
“There is a system prevailing in the community which is also ratified by the law of the land. But still some elements want to attack the religious scholars,” he said.
Kottumala Bappu Musliyar, another leader of the body of religious scholars, said nobody had the right to condemn the Sharia Law and the priests who interpret it through the traditional wisdom attained from religious texts.
Jamaat-e-Islami, which also has political ambitions, and other groups also condemned the deliberate attempts to tarnish the image of the Muslim community and unleash an attack on Islamic scholars....