LokSabha 2019: Muslim women release manifesto on expectations from new govt

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 4 April 2019

Muslim Mahila Sanvidhan Hak Parishad, an organisation working towards Muslim women’s empowerment, has released a manifesto on what Muslim women expect from the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 

Pune: Muslim Mahila Sanvidhan Hak Parishad, an organisation working towards Muslim women’s empowerment, has released a manifesto on what Muslim women expect from the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 

The core team members include social activists Razia Patel and Najama Shaikh from Maharashtra, Qudsia Anjum from Uttar Pradesh, Sabiha Hussain from Delhi and Tanveer Nasreen from West Bengal.

The group has chalked down few demands which include revision of Triple Talaq Bill, demanding it to be reviewed by the Law Commission and women’s organisation. 

They have also stated that instead of making a special law for Muslim women, the government should strengthen the gender justice laws and include Muslim women in it as they are also the citizens of India. They have demanded that religious practices like polygamy, Halala and female circumcision should be brought under broader gender justice law.

Demand for quick courts for justice to the Muslim women affected by communal riots in Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar has been made.

The organisation has further insisted on the need for the implementation of Justice Sachhar and Rangnath Mishra Committee recommendations which stated development and upliftment of the minority community by improving participation of Muslim community in education and employment. 

Other demands include an amendment in The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 which exclude Muslim migrants.

“The manifesto represent concerns of Muslim women from across the country. We will soon share this with different parties who are contesting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 to take cognisance over it,” said Patel.

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