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Title: Conceptualising the Rights of Muslim Women in Context of Islamic Personal Law
Other Titles: INDIAN JOURNAL OF LAW AND JUSTICE, Vol. 10 No. 2, September 2019, p 26 - 45
Authors: Gagneja, Shaveta
Keywords: Personal Law
Muslim Women
Triple Talaq
Issue Date: Sep-2019
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Despite the constitutional commitment for the gender-just laws and equal safeguards for minorities still Muslim women face considerable challenges as a member of largest minority and, are among the poorest, economically vulnerable, educationally and politically marginalized group in the country. Personal law, based on religious laws as modified by state legislation and judicial precedent, governs family relations including marriage, divorce, inheritance and maintenance and applies to individuals on the basis of their religious identity have become the benchmarks of a gender-just existence. According to Sacher Committee report media has extensively highlighted on select cases of Muslim women passionately in identifying the Muslim religion as the sole locus of gender injustice in the Community. In this paper author shall attempt to provide an exposition of statutory and judicial framework of India’s religion-state relations and further illustrate the rights of Muslim women laid down under Holy Qur’an for the protection of Muslim Women. It also briefly look in to the legislative enactments of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 over the triple talaq.
ISSN: 0976-3570
Appears in Collections:Vol.10 No.2 (September 2019)

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