Clerics jumped in

Another depressing/enraging story out of India – a woman is repeatedly raped by her husband’s father while the husband is working in Dubai, and clerics want to reward the rapist and punish the woman.

The 28-year-old victim alleged that her husband has been working in Dubai for the last two years and her father-in-law has been sexually assaulting her at gun point since 2013.

She remained silent because he used to threaten to kill her. He also video recorded his act and threatened to make it public if she opened her mouth.

When she told her husband about it, he blamed her for making a false allegation against his father.

She told her parents, and they advised her to go to the cops.

She created ruffles in the local administration and the Muslim community on Thursday by moving an application before District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma to arrest her father-in-law and allow her to abort her seven-month pregnancy.

After the application by the victim, clerics jumped into the case and declared that the husband of the victim will be treated as her son.

Avoiding any comment against the father-in-law who repeatedly raped and blackmailed the victim, Maulana Mohammad Nazar of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said: “As per the Sharia law, the baby in her womb is her husband’s brother. Her husband must divorce her, even if his father looked at his wife with lust.”

In other words the whole thing has to do with men and relationships between men. The woman is just a cipher with a pleasurable hole between her legs. The father, the husband, the “baby” all matter, while the woman is a mere object, like a broom or an urn.

H/t Kausik


  1. says

    I reiterate what I wrote on my FB wall re this. A woman’s bodily integrity and human rights are violated. Religious preceptors/arbiters of religious ‘law’ jump in and offer a ‘resolution’ that would further demean and victimize the woman while letting the male perpetrator off the hook. All in the name of religious law.

    Now someone please tell me, why shouldn’t religion be blamed for this atrocity?

  2. karmacat says

    this is human behavior but religion is then used to rationalize and justify it. People don’t need to religion to be evil. They just need it as a cover, to convince others that it is not an evil act

  3. dmcclean says

    “He also video recorded his act and threatened to make it public if she opened her mouth.”

    Think about how fucked up it is to have a culture of shame so powerful that it has weight for A to threaten B with releasing a video showing A committing a serious act of criminal violence.

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