AIDWA

Minority Women

Resolution on Model Nikahnama

RESOLUTION ON AIMPLB MODEL NIKAHNAMA PASSED BY JOINT CONVENTION OF WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS     31 May, 2005       This convention, organized by the AIWC, AIDWA, CWDS, JWP, Muslim Women's Forum, NFIW and YWCA to discuss the "Model" nikahnama of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, while welcoming the fact that for the...

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Convention on Issues of Muslim Women in Delhi

Convention on Issues of Muslim Women in Delhi     27 November, 2005       At a convention held here on November 22 focusing on "Issues Before Muslim Women", several speakers drew attention to the discriminatory attitude of civic and political authorities in Delhi. Systematic neglect practiced in disbursement of funds and al...

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AIDWA Response to Muslim Personal Law Board Model Nikahnama

AIDWA Response to Muslim Personal Law Board Model Nikahnama     5 May, 2005       The Secretariat of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), after a careful study of the Model Nikahnama finalized by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, has noted that the Board has made recommendations, which have started t...

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AIDWA appeals to Muslim men and women

AIDWA appeals to Muslim men and women to ignore anti-woman and anti-democratic fatwas such as the Darul Uloom fatwa.     19 August, 2005       The Darul Uloom 'fatwa' (which has since been withdrawn by the institution) seeking to restrict the rights of Muslim women contesting elections and announcing that if women are...

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MEMORANDUM TO SACHAR COMMITTEE

10 April 2006 To: The Chairman, Prime Minister’s High Level Committee for Preparation of a Report on the Social, Economic, and Education Status of the Muslim Community in India New Delhi.                                                                 ...

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ON THE DEOBAND FATWA ON CO-EDUCATION

9 July 2007   The All India Democratic Women’s Association views with concern the latest fatwa issued by Darul Uloom, Deoband, declaring co-education to be 'illegal'.  The AIDWA feels that while any organisation, religious or otherwise, has the right to express its opinion on any subject there should be restraint exercised on pronouncing anything that is perfectly legal constitutionally and otherwise as 'illegal'.    It is also most unfortunate that, at a time when the Muslim community is making a lot of effort to overcome educational backwardness and whe...

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ON MODEL NIKAAHNAMA OF SHIA PERSONAL LAW BOARD

 27th November 2006 AIDWA welcomes the model nikaahnama approved by the All India Shia Personal Law Board, reports of which suggest that the rights of Shia women are sought to be significantly enhanced. It reiterates the important principle that the nikaahnaama is a contract to be drawn up by the two parties, and is justiciable in a Court of law. While the document would have to be studied in detail, AIDWA welcomes the delegated right of divorce given to women in the nikaahnaama, and the extension of the grounds on which divorce can be applied for. Secondly, reports state that the sig...

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MODEL NIKAHNAMA FROM AIDWA

Nikahnama   Name of husband:                                                   Name of wife:                         Date of Birth:                ...

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