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Muslim women`s organisation seeks changes in personal law

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:49

BMMA, an organisation which works for the welfare of Muslim women, has demanded sweeping reforms in the law governing Muslim marriages, including a ban on polygamy and unilateral talaq.

SP leader Azmi defends controversial remarks on women

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:04

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on defended his remarks that a woman and a man entering into sexual relations outside marriage should be punished, drawing sharp criticism from activists.

Muslim women threaten to leave Central African Republic

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 00:47

More than 100 Muslim women in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), are threatening to leave.

Swamy allowed to implead in PIL on Muslim women`s inheritance

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 21:19

The Kerala High Court on Thursday permitted BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to implead in a PIL seeking to declare the practise followed by Muslims regarding the inheritance of property by women on basis of Shariat, as `unconstitutional`.

All-women Sharia Court to redress grievances of Muslim women

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 11:30

A Sharia Court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress grievances of Muslim women has started functioning in the city.

British politician calls for ban on wearing veils in public

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 16:06

Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne has reportedly called for a national debate on whether young Muslim women can be prevented from having the burka (veil) imposed on them.

UK judge says Muslim women must remove veil while giving trial evidence

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:03

A British judge has ruled that Muslim women should remove their veils when giving evidence during a trial.

Femen`s Topless Jihad Day protested by Muslim women group

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 14:00

The members of Muslim Women Against Femen are encouraging supporters to participate in Muslimah Pride Day to show that they do not agree with Femen`s actions, New York Daily News reports.

Chinese navy signs up Uygur Muslim women missions

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 17:48

The Chinese military has began recruiting Uygur Muslim women for its navy in what appears to be first such experiment to open up its ranks for minorities.

UK MP attacks new rule on Muslim women veils

Last Updated: Sunday, December 09, 2012, 19:30

New curbs on Muslim veils in the House of Commons have been criticized by Respect Party MP George Galloway.

Appointment of Muslim women as receptionist illega

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 15:00

Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against appointment of Muslim women as receptionists, calling it illegal and against sharia law.

Saudi starts expelling Nigerian women pilgrims

Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 00:03

Saudi Arabia has started expelling 1,100 Nigerian women pilgrims for violating the kingdom`s rule prohibiting Muslim women from entering the country without a male guardian.