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…

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING OF BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING OF BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN 20 and 21 DECEMBER 2013 Sarvodaya, St. Pious College Campus, Goregoan east, Mumbai The National Council of BMMA met in Mumbai on 20 and 21 December 2013. Muslim women leaders from Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal…

NATION WIDE PROTEST AGAINST ORAL DIVORCE BY BMMA

WHEN WILL THE STATE LISTEN TO MUSLIM WOMEN? NATION WIDE DHARNA TO DEMAND BAN ON ORAL/UNILATERAL DIVORCE Dr. Engineer, noted Islamic scholar spent his entire life elucidating the rights of Muslim women in Quran. He was our mentor and guide and gave us knowledge and information so that we could strengthen our fight for our…

PUBLIC HEARING ON ORAL/UNILATERAL DIVORCE ON 17 DECEMBER IN MUMBAI

‘JISKI KAHANI USKI ZUBAANI’ PUBLIC HEARING OF VICTIMS OF ORAL DIVORCE 17 DECEMBER 2012 AT THE NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION OF BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] is a secular, autonomous and rights based Muslim women’s movement in india established in 2007 which works for justice, peace, democracy and development within and outside…

BMMA DEMANDS BAN ON ORAL DIVORCE THROUGH NATIONWIDE PRESS MEETS

BMMA RAISES DEMAND FOR A BAN ON ORAL DIVORCE Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan held simultaneous press conferences and press releases in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and UP to demand a ban on oral divorce. Victims of oral/unilateral divorce presented ways in which their husband’s have divorced them….

RAHIMA KHATUN – WEST BENGAL

                                                             RAHIMA KHATUN – WEST BENGAL Rahima Khatun, BMMA Convener of West Bengal is also the secretary of Nari –O- Sishu  Kalyan Kendra, Howrah. She is an M.A, B.Ed from Calcutta University. As a social activist she is working since 1983 and has acquired wide ranging experience and working skills in the following the areas:…

ZAKIA SOMAN – FOUNDER MEMBER, BMMA Zakia Soman is co-founder of BMMA. She got catapulted into full-time social activism following the sectarian violence in Gujarat in 2002. Following her personal experiences she began working with families in the various relief camps at that time on relief, rehabilitation, psycho-social counseling, campaigning with various democratic institutions and…

DR. NOORJEHAN SAFIA NIAZ, FOUNDER MEMBER, BMMA

DR. NOORJEHAN SAFIA NIAZ – FOUNDER MEMBER, BMMA Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-founder member of BMMA and founder and managing trustee of Ashana Trust. She is an MASW from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, graduated in 1992. She worked as Development Officer with Mahila Arthic Vikas Mahamandal, a Maharashtra State Government Corporation. Thereafter…

NASREEN JAMAAL – JHARKHAND Dr. Nasreen Jamal is the state convener of Jharkhand and has been very active member. She has done MA in Sociology and post graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has been awarded doctorate degree in Sociology from Ranchi University and her subject was “Modernization in Working Muslim Women”. She is…

JAIBUNNISA – TAMIL NADU Jaibunnisa R is the state convener of Tamil Nadu and has been an active member of BMMA    since 2007. She is a human rights defender; she had   received experience from working different organizations and started a voluntary Organization named Manitham Trust based in Dindigul, especially to work for the Marginalized women…

FARHAT AMIN – ODISHA Ms Farhat Amin is a post-graduate in English Literature and has done her PG diploma in Ecology & Environment, Journalism & mass Communication and Diploma in Cartooning. For more than a decade she worked as a journalist and has written and sketched for various local, national and international dailies, magazines and…

SAFIA AKHTAR – MADHYA PRADESH Safia Akhtar (M.A in Urdu) is BMMA Madhya Pradesh State convener. She is actively involved with the organization since 2008 and has been instrumental in leading the state to realise BMMA goals and objectives. Her aim in BMMA is to bring about positive change in the marital lives of women…

KHATOON SHAIKH – MAHARASHTRA Khatoon Shaikh is the convener of the Maharashtra Unit of BMMA. She has done her 12 class from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai and has also done Para Professional Course in Social Work from Yashwantrao Chavan Prathisthan, 2000. She has been in the forefront in organizing Muslim women in the slum communities…

NISHAT HUSEIN – RAJASTHAN   Nishat Hussain is the state leader of BMMA in Rajasthan. She is a qualified teacher and has worked for the development of Muslim women through National Muslim Women Welfare Society of which she is a founder member as well as the President. She is also the vice-president of PUCL, Rajasthan….

ARE MUSLIM WOMEN SECOND CLASS BELIEVERS? As part of our faith some Mumbai based activists of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan visited the Haji Ali dargah to offer prayers. To our shock and dismay we found that women were not allowed to enter the mazaar sharief. The dargah has always been open to women devotees. Women…

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING OF BMMA IN ODISHA 16,17, 18 OCTOBER 2012 The National Council [NC] meeting of BMMA was held in Bhubeneshwar on 16,17 and 18 October 2012. The meeting was attended by state leaders from Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP, MP, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and West Bengal. On 16th the NC reviewed their…

The National Council Members of BMMA – 21 October 2012 Farhat Amin – Odisha Dr. Qudsia Anjum – UP Rubina Parveen – UP Nagma Shaikh – Karnataka Jamila Khan – Gujrat Safia Akhtar – MP Akhtari Begum – Bihar Nasreen Jamaal – Jharkhand Nishat Husien – Rajasthan Khatoon Shaikh – Maharashtra Rahim Khatoon – West…

BMMA TEAM’S VISIT TO KOLKATA/HOWRAH For Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, West Bengal [WB] is a very important state as 25% of its population comprises of Muslims. It was proposed in the National Council of BMMA that a visit must be paid to Mahila v Shishu Vikas Kendra in Howrah to understand their work and also…