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1Short title and extent
(1) This Act may be called the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986.(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kas...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-(a) "divorced woman" means a Muslim woman who was married according to Muslim law, and has been divorced ...
3Mahr or other properties of Muslim woman to be given to her at the time of divorce
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, a divorced woman shall be entitled to-(a) a reasonable and fair provision...
4Order for payment of maintenance
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions of this Act or in any other law for the time being in force, where a Magistrate is satisfie...
5Option to be governed by the provisions of sections 125 to 128 of Act 2 of 1974
If on the date of the first hearing of the application under sub-section (2) of section 3, a divorced woman and her former husband declare, by affidavit or an...
6Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules or carrying out the purposes of this Act.(2) In particular and without pre...
7Transitional provisions
Every application by a divorced woman under section 125 or under section 127 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 pending before a Magistrate on the commen...
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