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Law: Modern Family Law: India
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According to the 2011 Census of India, more than 172 million Muslims live in India, roughly 14 percent of the total population. They constitute not only the biggest Muslim minority worldwide but also one of the largest religious minorities in the world. Over the last four decades, the massive discrimination and increasing violence against Muslims in almost every sphere o…

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Nadja-Christina Schneider, “Law: Modern Family Law: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002162>
First published online: 2018

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