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Title:
MUSLIM WOMEN AND GENDER JUSTICE: REVISITING MUSLIM WOMEN ACT OF 1986

Authors:
Kaikashna Begum

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Kaikashna Begum
Lecturer in Pol.Sc, Bhadrak Govt. Jr. College

MLA 8
Begum, Kaikashna. "MUSLIM WOMEN AND GENDER JUSTICE: REVISITING MUSLIM WOMEN ACT OF 1986." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 6014-6018, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=460. Accessed Sept. 2019.
APA
Begum, K. (2019, September). MUSLIM WOMEN AND GENDER JUSTICE: REVISITING MUSLIM WOMEN ACT OF 1986. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(9), 6014-6018. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=460
Chicago
Begum, Kaikashna. "MUSLIM WOMEN AND GENDER JUSTICE: REVISITING MUSLIM WOMEN ACT OF 1986." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 9 (September 2019), 6014-6018. Accessed September, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=460.

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Abstract:
The history of Indian women in general and Muslim women in particular has been eventful. Differentiated across gender, class, customs and traditions, Indian Muslim women are subject to the interface between gender and community within the Indian social, political and economic context. Always dependent on the different interpretations of Shari'ah, the Indian Muslim women are subject to a combination of principles varying from traditional and patriarchal to a relatively modern egalitarian social role. Social Commentators have observed that the gender Politics of Minority have become more acute and complex since many years following the with intensification of communal politics in India and the consolidation of fundamentalist factions across religion in the wake of the Shah Bano Controversy in 1985-86, the tragedy of Babri Masjid in 1992 etc. All these have significant consequences for the articulation of gender identity for Muslim Women in Contemporary India. Stereotype of Muslim Women, entrenched by the trinity of multiple marriage, triple talaq and Purdah have held them hostage for so long that they have become difficult to dislodge. The path-breaking Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutional validity of the controversial Muslim Women's Act is an interesting study of the issue of gender justice. So this article will try to locate crucial issue relating to divorce and maintenance (i.e. Muslim Women's Act 1986) that need to be fore grounded to galvanise Muslim Women struggle for justice and equality and will discuss various prospects as well as hurdles in the path of evolving alternative discourses.