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Seeking Justice Within Family A National Study on Muslim Women’s Views on Reforms in Muslim Personal Law

Author Name: Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Zakia Soman | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan was formed in January 2007 at a national conference in Delhi attended by 500 women from different parts of the country. It is a democratic organisation of Muslim women, led by Muslim women, and which strives for the citizenship rights of all and particularly Muslim women. The BMMA believes in the values of equality, justice, and fairness enshrined in the Holy Quran as well as the Constitution of India. In its 16th year, it’s membership has crossed one lakh across 15 states. BMMA believes in democracy and secularism as propounded by the Constitution of India. We believe peace and justice to be the fundamental tenets of Islam. We oppose the denial of women’s rights in society and strive to build Muslim women’s leadership across the country. We work on the issues of education, livelihood, health, security, and law reform. We are opposed to communalism and violence and believe in communal harmony, mutual respect, and religious co-existence.

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Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Zakia Soman

Zakia Soman and Noorjehan Safia Niaz are the co-founders of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [Indian Muslim Women’s Movement]. They have been leading BMMA since 2007 and in the last 13 years have mobilized lakhs of Muslim women, enabled their leadership, and created an alternative voice and agency within the community. Notable among their achievements is the legislation against triple divorce, training women qazis, setting up Women’s Shariat Courts, and entry into the Haji Ali dargah through a Supreme Court justice.



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