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

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Economic Rights of Women in Islamic Law

Flavia Agnes The law of marriage in its essence is a law regulating economic transactions and woman's access to and control over it The Islamic provisions of 'mehr' and marriage agreements, and right of property management have stood Muslim women in good stead during litigation in the last century. However, gradual infiltration of Hindu notion of sacramental marriage and English principles of morality and public policy have curtailed Muslim women's rights granted under Islamic jurisprudence. Muslim leadership needs to give up its attitude of negating women's rights if it aspires fOf support of secular and human rights forum in the period of aggressive Hindu communal propaganda for uniform civil code.

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