ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Battling State, Church and Party

the shariat, writes Ahmed, muslim women have "unfailing right" to maintenance and are guaranteed against destitution. Though Section 125 and the shariat both demand that the liability to maintain the divorced wife is on the husband, if however the husband cannot pay, "then under Section 125 no order of maintenance can be passed against him". But the muslim law guarantees, claims Ahmed, "the wife is entitled to maintenance from her husband in any case

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