Ministers to bring in sharia marriage law to ensure Muslim weddings are properly registered and to protect women's rights if they get a divorce

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Ministers to bring in sharia marriage law to ensure Muslim weddings are properly registered and to protect women's rights if they get a divorce Empty Ministers to bring in sharia marriage law to ensure Muslim weddings are properly registered and to protect women's rights if they get a divorce

Post by phildidge on Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:11 am

A sharia marriage law will be introduced to ensure that all weddings of Muslim couples celebrated in mosques are properly registered.

Ministers want to give legal protection to tens of thousands of Muslim women whose marriages have no official status and who can be denied divorce or lose all they have in the event of a break-up.

The plan follows an inquiry last year by Islamic expert Mona Siddiqui, which said that women who marry in mosque ceremonies can face ‘discriminatory practices’. Some are presented with bills for thousands of pounds by husbands they want to leave, it said. A rule that Islamic marriages must be registered may also help investigations into terrorist incidents because it would ensure the availability of marriage details on those who figure in inquiries.

Details of a new law are to be made public in the spring, says a paper from Communities Secretary James Brokenshire.

The plan will go ahead despite objections, during a consultation, that regulation of Muslim marriages ‘will infringe upon the rights of faith groups’.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6693589/Ministers-bring-sharia-marriage-law-ensure-Muslim-weddings-properly-registered.html


Good news, its about time married Muslim women had protection through the law

What astounds me is who objected to this and why?

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