The need for a uniform civil code » Shah Bano

60-year-old Shah Bano went to court seeking maintenance from her husband who had divorced her. The court ruled in her favour – maintenance from her ex-husband under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code with an upper limit of Rs. 500 a month. This was not the first such judgment granting a divorced Muslim woman maintenance under Section 125 like all Indian women. But the orthodox lobby termed the verdict an attack on Islam.

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