BMMA’s DRAFT MUSLIM FAMILY LAW

THE MUSLIM MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE ACT  Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan  Statement of Objects and Reasons  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…

BMMA releases its draft of codified Muslim family law on 18th June 2014

 BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN Muslim Women Demand Codified Personal Law, Release Draft Press release Muslim women gathered under the aegis of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] in Mumbai on 17th and 18th of July to demand codification of Muslim personal law. They released a draft law which has been put together in consultation with thousands of Muslim women apart…

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…

ASSESSMENT – BMMA STUDY OF ANGANWADIS IN NAVPADA AND BHARATNAGAR MUSLIM GHETTOS

BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN [BMMA] ANGANWADI SURVEY REPORT INTRODUCTION: The Indian government on 2nd October 1975 launched the Integrated Child Development Services (Scheme) to combat child hunger and malnutrition. Objectives:  1.     To improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years; 2.     To lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development…

HEALTH STATUS OF MUSLIM GHETTOS IN MUMBAI – A STUDY DONE BY BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN

HEALTH SURVEY OF MUSLIM SLUM COMMUNITIES Bharatiya Muslim Mahilan Andolan Behrampada , Bharatnagar, Garibnagar, Jogeshwari, Kalina, Mahim,  Navpada, Pipeline, Andheri Dongar, Gyaneshwar nagar PART ONE HEALTH CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY Ø  MOST COMMON DISEASES IN THE COMMUNITY CHILDREN Cold, cough and fever are the diseases seen most frequently among children. Typhoid, dengue, chikangunya, malaria, tuberculosis,…

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…

NATIONAL MINORITY WOMEN’S CONVENTION FOR SAFEGUARDING DEMOCRACY AND SECULARISM

NATIONAL MINORITY WOMEN’S CONVENTION FOR SAFEGUARDING DEMOCRACY AND SECULARISM BMMA, Anhad and other women’s organisations belonging to the minority community organised a massive convention at the Constitution Club, New Delhi to give a call to safeguard democracy and secularism and to defeat the communal forces which are bent on destroying the social fabric of the…

WORKSHOP ON CREATING MANUAL FOR MUSLIM WOMEN

2-DAY WORKSHOP ON CREATING MANUAL FOR MUSLIM WOMEN Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan participated in a 2 day workshop organised by Nari-o-Shishu Kalyan Kendra to prepare a manual for empowerment of Muslim women. The manual to be finally written in Bengali, Urdu and English will talk about the Quranic verses which empower Muslim women on issues…

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…

RIGHTS OF MUSLIM WOMEN AND INSTITUTIONAL LINKAGES

RIGHTS  OF MUSLIM WOMEN AND INSTITUTIONAL LINKAGES REPORT OF THE CONSULTATION The Consultation was organised by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies [RGCCS] and Multiple Research and Action Group [MARG]. The objective of the Consultation was to develop a referral system between the community of Muslim women in Maharashtra and the…

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…

Rally/dharna to demand ban on oral divorce

BMMA activists across country held rallies/dharnas to pressurise the state to abolish the practice of oral/unilateral divorce. In Ranchi, Cuttuck, Howrah, Dindigul, Bellary, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bhopal hundreds of women protested against the manner in which Muslim men have been divorcing their wives.Signatures were collected from public to endorse the demand. The event was widely…