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…

ELECTION MANIFESTO OF BMMA

ELECTION MANIFESTO OF THE BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN 2014 All recommendations of the Justice Rajinder Sachar Report and the Ranganath Mishra Report must be implemented including the much-touted PM’s 15-Point Programme. The National and State Minority and Women’s Commissions must have implementing and penal powers, beyond just furnishing recommendations. All the Commissions must be accompanied…

Muzaffarnagar – Post Riot Assessment – BMMA was part of the Fact Finding Team

Muzaffarnagar: Post Riot Assessment Report of Citizens’s Inquiry Team A team comprising 13 persons from different organizations across the country, convened by the Centre for Peace Studies, visited riot affected survivors from 8-10th of October 2013. The delegation was supported by Action Aid. Prior to the visit the team had studied other fact-finding reports by…

IN ACTION – BMMA’S SHARIAH ADALAT IN MUMBAI

BMMA’s SHARIAH ADALAT ACTIVE IN MUMBAI  BMMA’s Shariah Adalat in action in Mumbai The Muslim Women’s Court in Mumbai was formally inaugurated in July 2013. In the last two months the Shariah Adalat in Mumbai has received 21 cases of women facing legal problems. The Adalat team in Mumbai comprises of Ms. Khatoon Shaikh, Ms,…

LAUNCH OF BMMA’S WOMEN’S SHARIAH ADALAT IN AHMEDABAD

LAUNCH OF BMMA’s SHARIAH ADALAT IN AHMEDABAD The BMMA Mahila Shariah Adalat in Barrel Market, Ahmedabad On 30th August 2013, BMMA formally inaugurated its Women’s Shariah Court in Barrel Market, Ahmedabad. Zakia Soman and Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Founders of BMMA inaugurated the Court. The Gujrat Convener of BMMA, Jamila Pathan along with her team urged…

CAPACITY BUILDING OF BMMA MAHILA SHARIAH ADALAT LEGAL AID WORKERS

CAPACITY BUILDING OF BMMA MAHILA SHARIAH ADALAT LEGAL AID WORKERS BMMA organised a 2-day certificate course for Muslim women on ‘Rights of Muslim Women in Quran’ in Mumbai on 22, 23, 24 August 2013. These trained Muslim women will work as Justice Cadres and Legal Aid Workers in the Women’s Shariah Adalat managed by BMMA…

Auraton ki Shariah Adalat- Womens’ Shariat Courts set up by BMMA

BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN’S Auraton ki Shariah Adalat– Womens’ Shariat Court Muslim women in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Dindigul in Tamilnadu have started legal aid for muslim women in need in the form of Womens’ Shariat Courts. Charting new territories which have so far remained a male prerogative, muslim women gathered in Ahmedabad from the states…

Upcoming Event – National Council Meeting of BMMA in Kolkata

Upcoming event – National Council Meeting of BMMA in Kolkata The National Council meeting of BMMA is going to be held on 24, 25 and 26 of April in Kolkata. State leaders from Odisha, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are attending the meeting. A public meeting on…

Consultations with lawyers in Kolkata

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan had a very fruitful consultation with lawyers in Kolkata on 7th March 2013. The consultation was organised with the help of Nari-o-Shishu Kalyan Kendra which is also the collaborating NGO of BMMA in West Bengal. The lawyers gave important suggestions on the draft which were incorporated in it. Some important points…

‘Improving the Socio-Legal Status of Muslim Women in India’

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Multiple Research and Action Group and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies are holding a one day workshop to discuss ways in which the socio-legal issues of Muslim women can be addressed. Muslim women face double discrimination in India: gender discrimination from traditional patriarchy and discrimination against religious minorities. The result…