Rights of Muslim Women in India
Volume IV, Issue I, 2021
The only and holy scripture of Muslim personal law give women and men equal rights and status then why not today’s world? Constitution of India protects each and every citizen of this country, not only give equal rights but ensure them to practice in real life. Here, religion has been governed by personal laws. Article 25 to 28 of the Constitution protects the rights to religion. India is a secular country which means that State shall provide equal status to all religion, neither religion is above anyone. The lives of girls and women continue to be controlled by the patriarchal belief systems and structures. Men take all decisions for women. The process of gender discrimination begins even before birth and continues throughout the life of a female. Though Muslim personal laws in India have never been systematically codified but the execution of new law is a step towards ensuring gender equality and strengthening constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights of the Muslim women. Not only Parliament but Indian Judiciary with change give such landmark judgment which really protects the right of Muslim women.
Keywords: Rights, Muslim Personal law, Islam, Muslim women.