After triple talaq win, BMMA proposes Muslim family law based on Quran and Constitution


The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) has proposed a draft Muslim family law, which, it says, is based on Quran and lives up to the constitutional principles of gender equality. The proposed draft law, BMMA co-founder Zakia Soman told reporters in Delhi, aims at ending the legal discrimination faced by Muslim women in India. It covers marriage, methods of divorce, questions of polygamy, nikah halala and muta, inheritance as well as adoption.  While welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict last month in which it held triple talaq among Muslims as “void, illegal and unconstitutional”, the BMMA expressed disappointment that the issues of ‘nikah halala‘ and polygamy among Muslims, raised…

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