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Final draft of the new ‘Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act’, released in Mumbai

29 June-2014, JYOTI PUNWANI/The Hindu: When the Bhartiya Mahila Muslim Andolan started working on codifying Muslim personal law, they weren’t sure whether to ban polygamy, or make it conditional. Senior lawyers pointed out that despite bigamy being an offence, Hindu men continued to take a second wife. These women didn’t enjoy the status of a […]