Women’s group to write to govt. for UCC

New Delhi: Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) is planning to move the Supreme Court against the practices of Nikah Halala and polygamy. It will also write to the Union government for the codification of Muslim laws and bringing a Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

According to the New Indian Express, its founders Zakia Soman and Noorjehan Safia Niaz told that bringing a Muslim family law will uphold gender justice and equality for women in the community.

BMMA held a meeting of nearly 50 women who are mostly survivors of bad marriages. Following the meeting, the women’s group declared that Muslim women feel that Parliament should pass a Muslim family law to enable women from the community to get protection in marriage at par with Hindu and Christian women who are protected by their respective family laws passed earlier.

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The Muslim body had earlier successfully moved to the Supreme Court against instant triple talaq which was declared invalid by the court and declared a criminal offence by the Parliament. It had also petitioned against Nikah Halala and polygamy but the Court dismissed the plea, saying it was only considering the constitutional validity of instant triple talaq.

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