Divorce and Gender Equity in Muslim Personal Law of India by Dr. Kauser Edappagath Paperback – Mar 2014

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Humans are possessing some natural rights and in such rights, Right to equality, especially gender equality is the subject which has attained much importance in the recent days. In India, the constitution of India also grants its citizens right to equality as their fundamental right, however, in India Muslim law for divorce raises issues of Gender bias, especially in Unilateral Talaq. Thus, the present book is providing every minute details connected with this issue. It is basically focusing on the concerned issue of Gender Bias in the Muslim law of divorce in India and also examines the connected statutory and Shariat law provisions which are interpreted in India. Moreover, the book is providing detailed discussions over the topics by involving the Quranic verses, practices of the Prophet- Mohammad and also Judicial pronouncements. Moreover, in references also the readers can see the newspaper articles and other books. Also, the detailed discussions over the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act 1939, The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce Act, 1986, The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and The Maintenance for Divorced Women as provided under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Also, in detail, the book is examining the constitutional validity of the Unilateral Talaq, the Harsh reality of life after talaq which the divorced women faces, their family faces and also children face. Moreover, references from the other countries’ Muslim Personal Law like Egyptian laws, Malaysian laws and Turkish Laws are also provided in this Book. And readers will also see the suggestions for remedial measures which the author has made in this book, for curbing the issue of gender bias and male domination in the matter of talaq in Muslim Law. Thus, the unique creation in the form of this book is provided from the author- Dr. Kauser Edappagath. And this Book is published by the publisher- LexisNexis which is the world’s leading publishing and other services providing company. This Book is also considered to be the first of its kind which seeks to examine the issue of gender equity in the matter divorce in Muslim Personal Law of India, in detail.

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