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Title:
MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW AND WOMEN: A CRITICAL EVALUATION

Authors:
Ponkhi Borah, Fakhrul Islam


Volume - 2 Issue - 8, Pages - 4029-4044

Abstract:
The Constitution of India enunciates the principle of justice and equality to its citizens in all spheres of human life to a great extent. This supreme document guarantees all the rights and freedoms in such a manner that there is no scope for biasness and arbitrariness. The Constitution also upholds that all citizens are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection of the law. But in-spite of guarantee by the Constitution, Muslim women are subjected to discrimination with regard to marriage, divorce, maintenance, inheritance etc. in the name of Quranic laws. The misinterpretations of this holy text, owing to patriarchal mindsets in the last 1400 years, have resulted in women being treated as second class human beings and it is high time to curb these practices.

Cite this Article:

[Borah, Ponkhi, and Fakhrul Islam. "MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW AND WOMEN: A CRITICAL EVALUATION." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.8 (2017): 4029-044.]

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