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No second wife, please – Muslim Personal Law #Vaw #Womenrights

JYOTI PUNWANI   The HinduOf the seven years taken to arrive at this draft, two were spent talking to Muslim women, most of them poor, uneducated and living in ghettos. It was these women who were desperate for a change,… Continue Reading →

Afghan MPs block divisive women’s rights law #WTFnews

Legislation was approved by President Karzai in 2009, but stalled by conservative MPs who deemed it un-Islamic. Last Modified: 18 May 2013 14:27 President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009, but it needs parliamentary approval [Reuters] Afghanistan’s parliament… Continue Reading →

Maldives girl gets 100 lashes for pre-marital sex #Vaw #WTFnews

26 February 2013 Last updated at 20:26 GMT Rights groups have urged the government to abolish the punishment A 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said. The charges against the girl were… Continue Reading →

Real War on Women -Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

By Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 22, 2012 10:54 EST, Thde raw story RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system… Continue Reading →

Woman’s access to Dargah –Shrines to tolerance

Mohammed Wajihuddin | November 10, 2012, Times Crest Some Mumbai dargahs have banned the entry of women devotees into the sanctum. When the Sufi saints lying buried there didn’t discriminate between men and women, why should religious busybodies, ask liberal activists. Covered… Continue Reading →

Haji Ali dargah trustees defends restricting women’s entry, activists protest #discrimination

DON’T COMPARE HAJI ALI WITH MECCA, SAYS TRUSTEE ‘This is a dargah, and women aren’t allowed in cemeteries’ Suhail Khandwani, trustee of the Mahim and Haji Ali dargahs, defends the rule that places restrictions on women  Nov 6, 2012 Jyoti.Punwani @timesgroup.com ,… Continue Reading →

Muslim man’s power to divorce not unrestricted: J&K High Court #goodnews

Published: Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, 15:20 IST Place: Srinagar | Agency: PTI The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that a Muslim man’s power to divorce his wife is not “unrestricted or unqualified”. Justice Hasnain Masoodi in his 23-page… Continue Reading →

Free and fair: Saudi Arabia to build a women-only city

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new city exclusively for women as it bids to combine strict Sharia law and career minded females, pursuing work. It is thought the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has been asked to bring… Continue Reading →

Sri Lankan woman faces beheading on witchcraft charge

 Mail Online, April 19-Accused of witchcraft: A Sri Lankan woman faces being beheaded after allegedly casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a shopping trip in Saudi Arabia A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

Separate  Between Religion and State Having experienced the ways in which religious fundamentalists have used both armed violence and state power to attack fundamental freedoms, we want to express our alarm at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and other… Continue Reading →

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