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while theres nothing nice about a broken marriage, it is at the very least heartening to know that the women of karachi are finally beginning to step up and demand their rights. and one of the rights they have is a dignified egress from a problematic relationship. the news reported today of the enormous increase in khula cases pending at the various district courts in karachi. an estimated 75,000 apparently.
as expected the issue has degenerated into a discussion on whether women are getting overly influenced by the media revolution which espouses these ideas or whether its simply an increased awareness that has led the women to make a move towards civilisation.
the sad thing is that its the women who’ve been put through enough torture and heartache already who actually have to go through the whole drawn-out and often humiliating process of formalizing the dissolution in court. the men, apparently, can get away with the simple “talaq, talaq, talaq!” routine, remarry or whatever and formalise the details at some later date. how’s that for gender equality?