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We're branding all Islamic issues as anti-Women: Activist Flavia Agnes

Right now, there is so much Islamophobia and fear of 'the other', because we do not know about the traditions, customs and practices of Muslims

Women's rights activist and Majlis founder Flavia Agnes. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
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Women's rights activist and Majlis founder Flavia Agnes. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Tish Sanghera | IndiaSpend
Flavia Agnes, leading women’s rights lawyer and co-founder of Majlis, a legal and cultural resource centre that campaigns for and provides legal representation to women and children, tells Tish Sanghera that reactions to the problems of Muslim women are knee-jerk and prompted from ignorance. Excerpts:

There have been negative and often extreme reactions amongst parliamentarians to news that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) intend to establish sharia courts in every district of the country. Can you explain why you believe those who are concerned about sharia courts acting as a ‘parallel legal system’ may have misunderstood how

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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 7:51 PM IST

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