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Shah Bano Case

Posted by The Mindset on February 14, 2011

In many ways the Shah Bano case has become an icon of the poor condition of (Indian) women in Islam.
Shah Bano was a 62-year-old Muslim widow, a mother of five, who after the death of her husband wanted an alimony as according to the Indian Constitution but was denied when Muslims clerics interfered in the matter. This case ultimately lead to a constitution amendment and many still that this case was in the root of demolition of Babri Mosque.
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