The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 is an Indian law that provides protection to Muslim women who have been divorced or separated by their husbands.

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Summary

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 is a law that was enacted to protect the rights of Muslim women who have been divorced or separated from their husbands. The Act provides for the payment of maintenance to such women and also ensures that they are provided with a reasonable and fair settlement in the event of a divorce. The Act also empowers Muslim women to seek custody of their minor children in case of divorce or separation.

Section 1 : Short title and extent

Section 2 : Definitions

Section 3 : Mahr or other properties of Muslim woman to be given to her at the time of divorce

Section 4 : Order for payment of maintenance

Section 5 : Option to be governed by the provisions of sections 125 to 128 of Act 2 of 1974

Section 6 : Power to make rules

Section 7 : Transitional provisions

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