While Islam permits polygamy, other religions do not seem to do so. In India, apart from Muslims, politicians, business men and other reckless men marry several women and do not seem to feel ashamed about this.
When one of the former Chief Ministers went on a hunger strike for some cause and was lying on the bed in a public place in front of several cameras, it was seen that one of the wives was sitting near his head and another one was sitting near his legs.
India suffers from over population which leads to several problems. There is urgent need to reduce the population growth for quick economic progress and ban on polygamy will aid this cause. Global population is increasing at 1.9% per year , which leads to higher consumption and consequent more use of fossil fuel resulting in increasing global warming. Ban on polygamy will certainly help reducing population growth and solving global climate crisis to some extent.
Keeping all these factors in view and to protect the dignity of women, Mr. Modi should ban the polygamy practice in India immediately and treat the men who marry several women as criminals. Of course, this will give one more reason for those belonging to Islamic religion to protest against Mr. Modi and the prejudiced politicians and section of media in India will support agitations against the move.
Mr. Modi has shown courage of conviction to ban triple talak which has now been accepted in the country. In the same way, he should ban polygamy and sensible people will support his move.
Nandini Voice For the Deprived