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India: 1986 CPI(M) pamphlet challenged the Muslim Women’s Act as an attack on secularism

10 November 2013

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A scanned PDF version of a Communist Party of India Marxist Pamphlet that firmly challenged the Muslim Women’s Act as an attack on secularism in India. There was a time in India till the mid 1980s when both the left and the women’s movement still talked of uniform laws for all citizens across all religions, and this pamphlet is remnant of that era. It is reproduced here in public interest, to draw attention of all towards that fact that talking of a uniform civil code was not taboo for progressives.

Muslim Women’s Act: Deathknell of Secularsim
by Sunil Maitra | Communist Party of India (Marxist) August 1986
[digitised by sacw.net]