Milestones in a 10 Year Journey: 2007 to 2016

Contents   About BMMA: Formation, Vision, Objectives and Structures Achievements and Milestones Citizenship and BMMA Education and Child Rights Employment and Livelihoods Health Gender Justice and Law Reform Entitlements Outreach and Networking Public Meetings and Campaigns Community and Government Survey Roping in the youth: Sehr and Udaan Security 4.  Islamic Feminism and BMMA Campaign to…

Women Qazi Training Institute: Darul Uloom Niswaan

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan is happy to announce the formation of Darul Uloom Niswaan [DUN], a centre for Islamic learning and theology. As part of the initiative, DUN has begun the training of women qazis. The initiative began in Jaipur with a group of 30 Muslim women who have embarked on the journey to become…

इस्लाम में औरत को तलाक का अधिकार

हमारे समाज में शादी को बहोत महत्व दिया जाता हे. और ख़ास कर लड़कियों की जिंदगी में ज्यादातर माँ-बाप एवं परिवारवाले चाहते हैं की लड़की की जिंदगी या जीवन शैली कुछ इस तरह रहे की उसे शादी में कोई दिक्कत न आये. अच्छे खासे पढ़े लिखे परिवारों की लडकियां भी ये सुनकर बड़ी होतीं हैं:…

Muslim Family Law – Draft sent to the PM

The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 was passed to ensure that customary law does not take the place of Muslim Personal Law. However in the absence of a codified law, customary practices which are divergent from the values and principles of the Quran have emerged. New codes have been introduced globally with the hope that they will introduce the rule of law in family matters and end arbitrariness and variances in judicial decisions. In India there is a need to have a comprehensive codified family law to ensure justice within the family.

This Act, based on the values and principles of the Quran as prescribed in the Quranic verses [Schedule 1], is to consolidate, clarify and codify the provisions of Muslim law and related procedure regarding Muslim marriage, divorce, maintenance during marriage, maintenance after divorce and widowhood, custody and maintenance of children and inheritance.

Letter to PM Demanding Codification of Muslim Family Law

To The Prime Minister of India Dear Sir, Greetings. We write to you to register our concern for justice and equality for Indian Muslim women. From Shah Bano case in 1985 till date Muslim women have never been heard in matters concerning their lives thanks to the politics in our country. Certain orthodox and patriarchal…

BMMA Publications: No more "Talaq Talaq Talaq" – Muslim Women Call for a Ban on an UnIslamic Practice

BMMA latest publication is now available: an unprecedented report which carries case studies of 117 Muslim women who have been victims of “triple talaq”. The case studies were gathered from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Karnataka. The reports shows essentially that 92.1% Muslim women want this biased system of verbal triple talaq to stop. Click here to access the report

Not in Our Name-Terrorism is Not Accaptable

Not In Our Name, Terrorism Not Acceptable Press Release BMMA strongly condemns the dastardly acts of violence in Paris which have taken over 120 lives and critically wounded several others. We express solidaritywith the victims and their families as well as the French people. We call for strictest punishment to those who aided and abetted…

MUSLIM WOMEN WANT CODIFICATION OF MUSLIM FAMILY LAW AND NOT UCC

PRESS STATEMENT The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, opposes move to introduce the Uniform Civil Code without taking into account the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion. Under Article 25 the Constitution of India gives the right to all including minorities to have personal laws based on respective tenets of different religious communities. Under this provision…

Summary of the findings-Seeking Justice Within Family

Seeking Justice Within Family National Study on Muslim Women’s Views on Reforms in Muslim Personal Law Summary of the Status of Muslim Women The annual income of 73.1% of the families is below Rs.50,000 55.3% have married before the age of 18. 46.5% of the women surveyed have 1 or 2 children 53.2% of the…

SALE OF EDUCATION IS ON, WHERE WILL THE POOR GO??

PRESS NOTE BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN SALE OF EDUCATION IS ON, WHERE WILL THE POOR GO?? BMMA is national rights based movement of Muslim women to ensure social, economic, legal and political rights of Muslim women. The Movement is active in 13 states and has a membership base of 60,000 women. It believes that Muslim…

AIMPLB and Sadhvi Prachi Must Stop Politics over Yoga

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan AIMPLB and Sadhvi Prachi Must Stop Politics over Yoga Press Release The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan calls upon the All India Muslim Personal Law Board [AIMPLB] and the likes of Sadhvi Prachi, Yogi Adityanath-Sakshi Maharaj to immediately halt politicking an important public issues of which they have little or no understanding…

DHARNA TO ‘PROTECT CONSTITUTION’

A dharna was organized in February 2015 along with Ann Hakk Parishad, Kabeera Group and Shramik Muktivadi Sanghatana to condemn the Shiv Sena leader who said that the  Constitution must be amended to do away with the words ‘secular’ and ‘Socialist’. 54 people  participated in the dharna. A submission was done the next day to the Chief Minister…

REMOVE BEEF BAN

REMOVE BEEF BAN Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan along with Ann Hakk Parishad, Kabeera Group, Awami Vikas Party, Bombay Catholic Sabha, Mahila Vikas Kendra, Committee for Right to Housing, Young Social Group, Hukook-e-Niswan Mahila Sanghatana, NEEDs, A-Z Social Service, Idrisi Jamaat, Sailani Education Foundation, Saheli Sanstha, Social Foundation, Centre For Study of Society and Secularism, Shramik…

BMMA CONDEMNS ISRAELI AGGRESSION ON GAZA

 Press Release Statement calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza The West Asian territories of Palestine and Israel have been a bone of contestation for a long time. There has been very little success to negotiations and dialogue between the respective governments in the region which has seen worst violence and humanitarian crisis periodically.  The people…

PRESS RELEASE RELATED TO THE SC JUDGMENT AGAINST FATWAS

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan Press release We whole-heartedly welcome today’s judgment by the honorable Supreme Court against fatwas that trample upon rights of individuals and stating that diktats which are violative of rights of any individual are to be considered illegal and invalid. The honorable court has rightly censured any institution which issues diktats affecting…