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Friday sermons in Kashmir will now highlight women rights, issues, MMU decides

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Srinagar: A recently constituted panel by Mutahida Majlisi-e-Ulema Thursday held a meeting at Mirwaiz Manzil under the chairmanship of MMU patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to create awareness about women’s rights and issues across Kashmir.
In a statement a spokesperson of the MMU said members from various NGO’s including women NGOs, who are part of the panel participated in the meet and put forth their suggestions.
The meeting was convened as a follow-up to the earlier meeting held on July 9 wherein issues regarding women’s property rights, domestic violence, and issues related to divorce and its consequences on women were discussed in detail.
The statement said that the members put forth their point of view and valuable suggestions with regard to these problems and a decision was taken at the meeting that to create mass awareness and mobilize people, Friday sermons and other religious gatherings for the coming month will be dedicated to highlighting these issues in the light of Islamic teachings.
“It was also decided that a model Nikahnama will be framed to educate both men and women about their rights and duties in a marriage and also clearly state other terms of marriage,” the spokesperson added.
Those who participated in today’s meeting include Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasmi, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Moulana Fayaz Ahmed Zaroo (Humsafar Marriage Council), Moulana Muhammad Mukarim, Mehran Khan, Mudasir Iqbal Mir, Syedur Rehman Shams, Miss Mantasha Bashir, Miss Safeena Nabi, Rifat Andrabi, and Farah Zaidi besides others.
Meanwhile another panel formed by Mutahida Majlis Ulema on the issue of drug abuse, a very serious issue confronting the society will be meeting early next week to follow up and look into ways and means in this regard.

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