Muslim body fumes as UP govt makes men with two wives ineligible for Urdu teacher post

An Uttar Pradesh government order making a person with two wives ineligible for recruitment as Urdu teachers in schools has drawn flak from Muslim Personal Law Board, which said these riders were tantamount to violation of rights of Muslims.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: January 14, 2016 3:56 pm

An Uttar Pradesh government order making a person with two wives ineligible for recruitment as Urdu teachers in schools has drawn flak from Muslim Personal Law Board, which said these riders were tantamount to violation of rights of Muslims.

The state government recently issued a notice for appointment of 3,500 Urdu teachers in primary schools before the beginning of the new session.

The government order states that candidates applying for the post must reveal their marital status and that all those who have two wives, both living, would be considered non-eligible for the post. Also, female candidates who are married to a man who has two wives, both living, would also be considered non-eligible.

When contacted, UP Basic Education Minister Ahmad Hasan said the condition has been imposed to prevent confusion over who should get pension in the event of the employee’s death.

“This has been done to remove confusion as to who should be the beneficiary in the case of the employee’s death,” he said.

The Muslim Personal Law Board, however, said these riders violated the rights of Muslims.

“Government cannot impose such conditions when it comes to recruitment of staff. There is a provision for four marriages in Islam, even though just about one per cent of Muslim men have two wives. Even so, such conditions should not become part of the job application process,” Imam of Lucknow’s Eidgah and member of the Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali said.

He said if the man leaves behind two wives, the government can divide the pension between the two.

“If the government has other issues, we can think of solutions,” he said.

An Education department official said the provision was not meant for Urdu teachers alone, but for all teachers in the government system.

Filing of applications will start on January 19 for posts announced through government orders of January 5 and 8.

The official said the order applied equally to all staff, whether they are teachers of Urdu or another subject. The reason for this is to avoid confusion in the distribution of pension.

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    Jai Kumar
    Jan 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm
    In enland we have common civil code . One wife irrespective of religion. Only In India do we appease the minorities. Congress caused this multi congress for Muslims (pun intended ) to secure their votes
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      Chocolate Chocolate
      Jan 15, 2016 at 4:48 am
      A comparing one-two such incidents with m polygamy of muslims. A brain and logic dead fit for ISIS.
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        Chocolate Chocolate
        Jan 15, 2016 at 4:57 am
        But islam burns from both inside and ouside. See Kashmir and ISIS.
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          Chocolate Chocolate
          Jan 15, 2016 at 4:42 am
          Guys, listen to new justification of s of having 4-6 kids. India's strengths is its manpower. The more kids you'll have the better india will become. They are trying to fool with this stupid logic and breeding by giving this justification. aia banate hain.
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            Chocolate Chocolate
            Jan 15, 2016 at 4:56 am
            Islam is a religion of orgy. One man and four women. What a scene. Send me one such video. I would like see such islamic orgy video.
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              Chocolate Chocolate
              Jan 15, 2016 at 4:37 am
              Who is going to pay for s' four wives? Tax payers? It is not intolerance?
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                Amit
                Jan 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm
                'has' and not 'have'. This time attend a proper school and not a madarsa.
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                  Kanu Patel
                  Jan 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm
                  Respect of a woman is prime important . One can not exploit women on the ground of religion . Let them fume . If an option of a person of moral social conduct is available give them the priority. UP Government is on the right path.
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