SRINAGAR The members of the panel formed by Mutahida Majlisi-e-Ulema (MMU) to create awareness about womens rights and issues across Kashmir held a meeting on Thursday at Mirwaiz Manzil under the chairmanship of MMU patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
The members from various NGOs, including women organizations which are part of the panel, also participated in the meeting, putting forth their suggestions.
The meeting was convened as a follow-up to the earlier meeting held on July 9, 2019 , wherein issues regarding womens property rights, domestic violence and issues related to divorce and its consequences on women were discussed in detail.
The members put forth their point of view and valuable suggestions with regard to these problems, a statement issued by MMU said.
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 others terms of marriage.
Those who participated in todays 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, Syed-ur-Rehman Shams, Mantasha Bashir, 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, the statement said.
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