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Shariat courts and women's rights in India

Authors: Hussain, Sabiha
Keywords: Women's studies;Women's rights;Domestic relations -- India;Muslim women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- India;Domestic relations;Muslim women -- Legal status, laws, etc
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Centre for Women's Development Studies
Description: "In the light of the debates and discussions about giving rights to Muslim women and dispensing of quick justice according to Islamic provision, and the argument in favour or against the establishment and strengthening of Shariat Courts by AIMPLB, the main issue is how far the AIMPLB’s insistence on Shariat Courts is justified in a secular democratic state. Further, why do they want to deprive women of their citizenship rights? Why they are not taking initiative to make divorce laws in accordance with the Quran, despite women’s organization continuous demand for making personal law gender-just? This paper deals with the some of these issues."
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