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It is about equality, not uniformity
The political debate... has revolved around uniformity of civil codes and has largely ignored issues of equality, says ANJALI MODI.
Laws of inequality
By A.M.

PERSONAL LAWS govern marriages, divorce, inheritance, succession, custody and maintenance. They govern a woman's rights to equality at home. In varying degrees, the personal laws of different religions subvert women's constitutionally guaranteed ...
The Shah Bano legacy
By A.M.

THE SHAH Bano case was a milestone in the Muslim women's search for justice and the beginning of the political battle over personal law. A 60-year-old woman went to court asking maintenance from her husband who had divorced her. The court ruled ...
Muted voices of change
By A.M.

THE WORK done by women's organisations working with Muslim women has, over the last decade, created an environment where they are asking for change. According to Hasina Khan of the Mumbai-based Awaz-e-Niswaan "70 to 80 per cent of women want a ...



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