ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Codified Personal Laws Needed

Muslim Women's Rights in India

Although laws like the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and other laws are supposed to grant Muslim women rights and protect them from discriminatory customary laws, the absence of codification of Muslim personal laws has resulted in many of the rights granted in religious texts getting negated or diluted. Against this reality, Muslim women's groups have been campaigning for codification of personal law.



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