Many people of the Muslim society say that in the current property law, the age-old rule between men and women is being followed. It is not practical in today’s times. So many changes need to be made in it.
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Muslim women should also get equal rights in ancestral property, its demand now Supreme Court (SC) has reached. Kerala High Court (Kerala HC) After not getting justice from the Supreme Court, a woman named Bushra Ali has approached the Supreme Court. It is stated in the petition that Shariat act According to him, he did not get his fair share as compared to his brothers. After this the court has issued notice.
In fact, Bushra Ali has challenged Section 2 of Shariat law and said that she wants equal rights in ancestral property according to the constitution of her country.
Muslim women came forward in Kerala
Many Muslim women in Kerala are continuously demanding amendment in Islamic laws. Recently, women gathered in Kozhikode and raised their voice in favor of equality in ancestral property. During this women and girls discussed in detail the inequality in Muslim inheritance laws.
Around 300 men and women gathered in Kozhikode to deliberate on whether the existing laws benefit men more. During this time the people gathered agreed in one voice that in view of today’s time Muslim Inheritance Law Major amendments should be made in
end discriminatory law
The people of Muslim society said that in the current law, the age-old rule between men and women is being followed. It doesn’t seem appropriate in today’s times. Therefore, there is a need to change the Muslim inheritance law.
People believed that now such a law should be made in which equal rights were given to men and women. He requested that in cases where the parents have died and the grandparents are alive, the grandchildren should also be given rights over the ancestral property.
discrimination against women
The Forum for Muslim Women Gender Justice says that the current Islamic law is against the safety and rights of women. Although many people do not even fully agree with this, according to them, property is not divided on the basis of gender, but on three criteria – such as proximity of a person, settlement of liabilities and status of heirs.
What is Muslim Succession Law?
According to experts, the Muslim inheritance law does not differentiate between self-acquired and ancestral properties. The mother of the children is entitled to one-eighth of the property of her deceased husband, otherwise one-fourth.
According to the law, daughters get half of what a son can claim. Men have double the right to their inheritance than women.
What is the Act established in 1937?
This law came into force in 1937 under the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act. It explains certain rights of women and their share in the family property. The mother has one-third share in the son’s property.
The Muslim succession law gives a mother the right to claim the property left by her deceased son. He has the right over one-third of his son’s property.