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Sharia divorce ‘bias’

Concern: muslim women can be discriminated against in sharia courts and (right) shaista gohir

By: Eastern Eye Staff

women ‘victims of council’s decisions’ by Reena KumaR a muslim woman who turned to a sharia Coun- cil to be granted a divorce has described the or- deal as one “completely biased towards men”. Farmida* revealed her experience to the Mus- lim Women’s Network UK (MWNUK) in a report about marriage and divorce within the faith Shaista Gohir, the chair of the group which published the study earlier this year, said women faced multiple barriers when trying to leave an unhappy marriage. The comments come after Theresa May launched an independent review into the appli- cation of Sharia Law in…

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