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Provisions Regarding Maintenance after Dissolution of Marriage under Muslim Law in India | Original Article

Vandita Chahar*, Babita Chugh, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


This paper discusses the various provisions of maintenance for Muslim wife after dissolution of marriage under Muslim law in India. This is a descriptive study based on secondary research. Muslim women's maintenance is primarily governed by the provisions of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986. Earlier it was covered under Section 125 of Cr.P.C, 1973. The paper elaborates the right to maintenance after dissolution of marriage based on different ways of dissolution- death of husband, divorce and Apostasy. Different Muslim laws, ie., Hanafi Law, Shia and Shafie law, Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939) deal differently with Muslim women's maintenance in case of dissolution.