ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Anti-Women Law

ON May 6 the Lok Sabha approved the retrogressive, anti-women Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Bill. The Bill has since been passed by the Rajya Sabha as well. The government has chosen to ignore widespread protest not only from the entire Opposition and sections of the ruling party, but also from women's groups all over the country. Critics have accused the ruling party of succumbing to pressure from Muslim fundamentalists and allowing religious bigotry to dictate the withdrawal of even the minimal protection now available to Muslim women only so that it may recapture minority votes.

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