Every person in this world wishes to live forever. No one wishes death for self. This is not true for human beings only but also true for animal, birds, fish and all those who have life. I remember a story. This may be true or falls is immaterial. Lesson in the story is important. A rishi came to know that in next birth he would take birth as a pig. Naturally he did not like it. So he asked one of his students to kill that pig. He gave all details of location and description. In due course of time, the student found the pig and lifted a stone to kill. However, the pig requested him ‘not to kill’. This shows that every one likes to live.
Bharat i.e. India
We as Indians are bound to our national constitution. As a living person in this world we are bound to equal right for every member of our society (i.e. citizen). It is incorrect to take false help from religion. The only religion in the universe is with fundamental philosophy of "Help Others" Not only human beings but animal also stay in groups. The reason is simple. Group strength is much higher than individual strength. Now when a group is made, it is essential that it should be cohesive. Else if it splits, in enemy attack everyone is liable to die or at least get enslaved. To avoid such danger and keep the group members together selfless intelligent persons who had full knowledge of group members made rules to be followed by every member. These rules were made binding on all under every circumstance. These rules specified how to help under different circumstances. In order that members follow rules intelligent persons made some provision and also embedded in the mind of every member that those rules can’t be changed. In practice study of the world history shows such intelligent persons were born all over the world who preached with sole aim of keeping group (later known as society and today, nation) together so that the group survives against enemy attacks. Thus sole purpose of religious rules had been to ensure integrity of the society. Naturally the rules shall vary with time, location and the society. This clarifies why the rules are different for people living in different locations. We must accept this and make changes in rules. In India there had been a rule that if husband dies the wife also must die. This rule was changed with time. As on today widows are allowed to remarry. Similarly there is a rule followed by a few people for divorce. Man is allowed to say no to marriage and the society considers that the woman is divorced. Today we consider women equal to men in every respect. This has sound backing from our constitution. Hence, there is inescapable necessity to make equal rules for men and women. This means either similar right be given to women or withdraw man’s right. The later alternative appears to be right. Let man and women be given equal opportunity to plead their individual case in front of a knowledgeable person and let the person take decision.
Divorce can’t be considered as religious aspect because it is not fundamental philosophy. It is a rule framed at certain time, at certain place and for a particular society. Hence, it can be changed under changed circumstances. All should think over this and give a nod for change of this particular rule.