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Whether the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act of 1986 is constitutionally valid?


A careful reading of the Act would indicate that a divorced woman is entitled to a reasonable and fair provision of maintenance.

A divorced Muslim woman who has not remarried can proceed under Section 4 of the Act against her relatives who are liable to maintain her in accordance with Muslim law, should the relatives be unable to maintain the woman, a Magistrate may direct the State Waqf board to pay such maintenance.

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