Sharia law is discriminatory towards Muslim women and does not give them equal rights in the distribution of property. This discrimination needs to be removed. The application with this demand has been filed in the Supreme Court. It has been said in this petition, ‘Women have been given the right to equality in the constitution. Even after this, Muslim women are becoming victims of discrimination. This question has been raised in the petition filed by Bushra Ali. Bushra Ali got only half the property as compared to the male members of the family in case of division of the family property. Bushra was given a share of only 7/152 in her family property, while the male members got a share of 14/152.
Based on this, Bushra Ali has challenged Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Act. They say that this section violates Article 15 of the Constitution. The application filed by advocate Biju Mathew Joy states that the Muslim Personal Law dates back to 1937 and the Constitution was implemented after that. In such a situation, if any provision of this is different from the Indian Constitution, then it is a violation of it. At present, the bench of Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Sanjay Karol has issued notices to both the parties in this matter.
Bushra Ali’s application questions whether Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law does not violate Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees equality to all citizens of the country on the basis of religion, gender, region, caste. Bushra says that this case also violates Article 13 of the Constitution. At present, notice has been issued to both the parties in this matter, after which further hearing will be held.
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