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Personal Law, Social Myths

Writing in the Indian Express recently, Javed Anand questioned why the Law Commission of India has failed to recommend the introduction of similar reforms into Muslim Personal Law in India as have been  introduced in country after country. Tahir Mahmood responds:

...on the question of perpetuating their ‘sacrosanct’ personal law — howsoever repugnant to the spirit of Islam its present practice may be — the community can disown even their most trusted well-wishers.

As in many family-law matters, Muslims are being inexplicably governed by outdated local customs repugnant to Islamic law, a report was drafted to recommend that — on the pattern of the scope of all other community-specific family laws of India — all Muslims everywhere in the country should, in family-law matters, be governed by Muslim law. The innocuous move was shouted down by religious leaders as a “conspiracy to pave the way for a uniform civil code.” The report had to be shelved.

Read the full article at the Indian Express

Personal Law, Social Myths
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Writing in the Indian Express recently, Javed Anand questioned why the Law Commission of India has failed to recommend the introduction of similar reforms into Muslim Personal Law in India as have been  introduced in country after country. Tahir Mahmood responds:

...on the question of perpetuating their ‘sacrosanct’ personal law — howsoever repugnant to the spirit of Islam its present practice may be — the community can disown even their most trusted well-wishers.

As in many family-law matters, Muslims are being inexplicably governed by outdated local customs repugnant to Islamic law, a report was drafted to recommend that — on the pattern of the scope of all other community-specific family laws of India — all Muslims everywhere in the country should, in family-law matters, be governed by Muslim law. The innocuous move was shouted down by religious leaders as a “conspiracy to pave the way for a uniform civil code.” The report had to be shelved.

Read the full article at the Indian Express

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