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…

REPORT OF DISTRICT VISITS IN KARNATAKA 20 – 21 March, 2012 The State Convener of Karnataka, Nagma Shaikh and District Convener of Koppal district Noorjehan Nirelgi had organized a meeting with Muslim women in Koppal. In this meeting, information about BMMA was given by Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Founder Member of BMMA. Muslim women in this…

State Council Meeting Report Maharashtra Unit, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan 16, 17 June 2012, AgaKhan Palace, Pune The State Council of Maharashtra Unit of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] met in Pune at the prestigious AgaKhan Palace. District Conveners of BMMA from Osmanabad, Pune [Daund, Yeravda, Hadapsar], and Sholapur attended the meeting.  On 16th June…

AT AGE 15 MUSLIM GIRLS WANT EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT AND NOT MARRIAGE Zakia Soman, Founder Member of BMMA objected to adolescent girls being married away based on the definition of puberty being applied in the narrow physical sense.  Girls and even boys are not ready to take on the onus of family responsibility at such…

Round Table by BMMA and ORF on DEFINING THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT, NGOS AND MEDIA IN THE INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIAN MUSLIM WOMEN

 DEFINING THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT, NGOS AND MEDIA IN THE INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIAN MUSLIM WOMENBharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan And Observer Research FoundationMumbaiBharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] and Observer Research Foundation [ORF] organized a round table on issues of Muslim women on 28th April, 2012 in Mumbai. It was attended by activists, academicians, journalists,…

Consultation on Codification in Mumbai

REPORTCONSULTATION ON CODIFICATION OF MUSLIM FAMILY LAWMUMBAIOn 7th April 2012, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] and Muslims for Secular Democracy [MSD] organized a one-day consultation on codification of Muslim family law. The consultation was part of the campaign initiated by BMMA to codify the Muslim law. The consultations were guided by Dr. Zeenat Shaukat Ali,…

Consultation on Codification of Muslim family law in Delhi

REPORT OF NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON CODIFICATION OF MUSLIM PERSONAL LAWBharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] and Centre for Study for Society and Secularism [CSSS] had organized a two-day workshop on ‘Codification of Muslim Personal Law’ in Indian Social Institute, New Delhi on 4th and 5th February 2012. The objective of the workshop was to firm up…

BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN BMMA

 The BMMA, translating into Indian Muslim Women’s Movement was formed in January, 2007. It is an autonomous, secular, rights-based mass organization led by Muslim women which fights for the citizenship rights of the Muslims in India.  VISION : To create conditions within the Indian society where the Muslim community and especially the Muslim women are…