Writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has displayed his hypocrisy and bigotry multiple times, today tried to passive aggressively defend triple talaq by claiming how like triple talaq, even Hindu Succession Act is unfair to the daughters.
The answer is yes !! I think all personal laws including Hindu code bill are regressive reactionanty and anti women . I also believe one who claims to favour UCC but has not given equal share in every thing to his daughter along with the son is a hypocrate .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) December 28, 2017
Soon, Twitter users gave him a quick lesson in law and updated his knowledge regarding the ‘anti women’ Hindu Succession Act.
Are you living in the past? That part of inheritance law has long since been changed.
Now please mention any part of the Hindu code that is left, which is regressive and anti women. We will fight to change it. But can you name one? I am waiting.
— Debasis ROY♥?? (@roydebasis) December 28, 2017
Dear @Javedakhtarjadu , Please get yourself updated with the facts, Hindu Succession Act was amended in 2005 which now gives equal share to daughters as well in Father’s property. Get Well Soon !!!! https://t.co/RUpYCFWSUQ
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) December 29, 2017
Some resorted to sarcasm to prove a point.
Leave Javed alone. The Govt is trying to take away his rights to treat women like property. He is not used to that. This has made him angry which has lead to incoherence. Leave Javed alone for a while. https://t.co/pHksrWFCvf
— AcquittedOfficer (@IndiaSpeaksPR) December 29, 2017
This is not the first time the so-called liberals have brought up the Hindu Succession Act to prove a point against triple talaq. Earlier in August, when the Supreme Court had given the verdict declaring the instant triple talaq unconstitutional, many journalists and politicians had brought it up and were eventually taught a lesson in law by Twitter users. The abusive, foul mouthed troll Swati Chaturvedi had also showed off her complete ignorance about Hindu inheritance law along with controversial journalist Sagarika Ghose.
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) August 22, 2017
SC upholds rights of Muslim women, similar reformism needed for all personal laws, incl Hindu inheritance https://t.co/H4EBHQt0nL
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) August 22, 2017
This just goes out to show how the ‘liberals’ of India cannot think beyond religion themselves.