Thursday, July 13, 2006

Husband puts wife at stake in gambling

Rafaqat Husain, a young man in Moradabad, put his wife on stake during a gambling session. He was losing for hours and his 'friends' asked him to dare put his wife. Rafaqat didn't seem to mind at all.

Rafaqat lost his wife Mahjabin. His 'friends' were not the one to let the opportunity go and like modern Kauravas went to his house to take away the 'property' that had just won. The incident occurred recently.

However, the village elders intervened and a panchayat meeting was called and it was decided that though Rafaqat had himself lost his wife, he should retain his wife.

'He has sinned and God would Himself decide his fate and punish him', opined the panchayat.
Even if he had lost his wife, the chutzpah of the youths who came to drag away his wife is amazing.

For a change though, a panchayat in Western UP gave a sane judgment. The manner in which men deem wife as their property hasn't changed and the moral of the story of Pandavas and Mahabharata has little affect on us.