Middle East Media Research Institute released draft Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018

Middle East Media Research Institute (Washington DC) under  MEMRI Reform in the Muslim World project published  Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018. The Bill has been drafted by Tufail Ahmad is Senior Fellow for Islamism and Counter-Radicalisation Initiative,MEMRI. He was assisted and advised by Ms Smita Dikshit, a legal counsel practising in the Supreme Court of India and a Distinguished Member of the International Council of Jurists, UK.

The Bill seeks to protect the rights of Muslim women, men and children and to remove anomalies that prevent equal protection of their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of India; to address shortcomings in existing Muslim family laws and to override them; to replace The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937; to replace The Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939; and to replace The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986. It can be accessed here.

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Saumya Snehal

Saumya Snehal is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Chanakya National Law University. Always a bibliophile, she loves to read, research and write on anything and everything legal. She has a insatiable appetite for knowledge and explores the same through indulging in various internships so that to constantly grow and become a better version of herself. She especially has an interest in corporate law and social legislations.

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