A petition filed by a Muslim woman in Supreme Court
New Delhi – Sharia law doesn’t treat women equally with respect to the apportionment of property. Women don’t get equal rights, claimed a woman named Bushra Ali who has filed a petition in Supreme Court in this context. She stated in her petition that there was a need to remove such inequality. The Constitution of India confers equal rights to women; still, Muslim women are victims of discrimination. Consequently, Supreme Court has served notice to her 11 siblings, including brothers and sisters. Kerala High Court had passed a verdict against Bushra Ali on the 6th of January 2023 which she has challenged in the Supreme Court. Bushra Ali’s father passed away, without making a will, in 1981. He had not distributed the property among his children.
Muslim woman approaches SC against discriminatory Shariat law after she was given half the share in ancestral property as her brother: Detailshttps://t.co/CCHviMsV2i
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The cases related to the property are disposed of under Sharia law under which the property is distributed among the son, daughter, wife, and parents of a deceased. The law provides an apportionment of 50% to a daughter of that which is given to a son. After the husband’s death, his wife gets 1/6th of his property and his parents also get a certain share of the property.
It should be noted that women’s organisations, the Women’s Commission, or Human Rights organisations never come forward to help Muslim women !