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Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma

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Abstracts from Resume of the Recommendations of the Committee on the Status of Women in India and the Empowered Committee’s Views Thereon

Ministry of Education and Social Welfare

Department of Social Welfare

Government of India

New Delhi

 

Recommendations of the Committee (CSWI) Decision of the Empowered Committee
Recommendation No. 2  
Eradication of Polygamy in Muslim Law:

Full equality of sexes can hardly be possible in a legal system which permits polygamy and a social system which tolerates it (4.13).The only personal law, which has remained impervious to the changing trend from polygamy to monogamy is Muslim Law (4.14).

The solution of standard contracts fails to provide a substantive relief to the first wife with children. As ...

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