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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.160

Political Solidarity Among Indian Muslim Women


  • Dr. BHAWNA

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India adopted its own constitution on 26th January 1950. The constitution accepted the ideal of Secularism which implies full freedom and equal respect for all religions. The presence of large number of religious minorities is the testimony of the secular state. Indian Muslim women feel that they are exploited on the name of religion. It is observed that all religions legitimize the subordinate position of women. The position of women in Indian Muslim Society is decided by the provisions of Muslim personal law, which are most repressive to women. Fundamentalist Muslims in India refused to accept any change in personal law. In this paper I have tried to study that when Muslim women are oppressed beyond toleration they supported the party against the wishes of their family members. The Political Solidarity which always supported Congress and Samajwadi party changed into supporting. Objectives- 1. To determine the level of awareness towards gender discrimination and Hijab. 2. To study the Influence of Party supporting freedom from Teen Talaq System. The study is conducted in Varanasi. The paper is based on 100 Muslim women selected through purposive sample. I also selected 5 women for case study. The study concluded that Muslim women are coming out of their shell of Shariat. For the first time in Indian political history they voted Bhartiya Janta Party in 2014 against the wishes of their counterparts and Fatwa of Imam.