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Shah Bano

(b. c. 1912)


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Refers to a lawsuit in India (Mohammed Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum AIR 1985 S.C.945) regarding support for a divorced Muslim woman, as well as to a successful movement among conservative elements of the Muslim minority in India. Ulama and Muslim politicians who conducted this campaign argued against the court's decision in favor of the wife as an invasion of Muslim Personal Law in violation of Article 30 of the Indian constitution.

Subjects: History — Islam.


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