New Delhi [India]: All India Muslim Personal Law Board Working Committee has decided to launch a systematic movement throughout the country to ensure that women must get their share in the property of their father.
Although Sharia law gives the daughter a fixed share in their father’s inheritance but in many cases, daughters don’t get this share. Similarly, the mother from the son’s property and the widow from husband’s property were also sometimes deprived of their share.
Dr S Q R Ilyas, the spokesperson of the board, said: “The board has also realized that women of the country are facing many social problems such as female foeticide, dowry, the problem of late marriage, attacks on their dignity and chastity, exploitation at working places, domestic violence”.
The Board took strict notice of these matters and decided that special attention would be given to reforming the society from within.
Three secretaries namely Maulana S. Ahmad Faisal Rahmani, Maulana Md. Umrain Mahfooz Rahmani and Maulana Yasin Ali Usmani were made responsible to bring in social reforms. Apart from this, a committee consisting of Maulana S. Ahmad Faisal Rahmani, Maulana Md. Umrain Mahfooz Rahmani and Dr. SQR Ilyas was formed to prepare the plan and map of the entire movement.
According to the All India Muslim personal law board, the participants of the meeting appreciated the efforts made by the Board regarding the Uniform Civil Code, especially the round table meeting and press conference of various religious and social leaders.
On board’s initiative about 6.3 million Muslims responded to the Law Commission on UCC.
Working Committee expressed deep concern over the government’s crackdown on Waqf properties. It was decided that Waqf conferences would be organised in five major cities of the country.
The Working Committee reviewed the various aspects of the new Mediation Act in detail. It has been decided that a committee consisting of legal experts of the board under the leadership of the general secretary will examine all the aspects and tell the board how it can be used in resolving the matrimonial and other social problems, the Muslim personal Law board said.