Muslim Women Seek Gender Equality in Marriage

From the Global Women's Network
Jump to: navigation, search
2012/04/24
For more than a decade, Muslim women’s organizations in India have been fighting for changes in the body of Islamic law that governs marriage, divorce and the property rights of women. But as the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board held its annual convention in Mumbai last week, the battle lines had never been so starkly drawn. Although the Indian Constitution guarantees equal rights to all citizens irrespective of their religion, Muslims are governed by the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act of 1937. Attempts to apply a common civil code have often been viewed as interference in the practices of India’s largest religious minority. Read more at NY Times
Relates to India
Sectors: Gender Discrimination
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Create pages
Explore wiki
Toolbox