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Maithri’s Gazette On Lands Adjacent To Wilpattu National Park

By Latheef Farook – Calculated Move to Prevent Muslim Refugees from returning to their lands? On Friday 24 March 2017 President Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette notification, during his official visit to Russia, declaring around 100,000 acre lands adjacent to Wilpattu National Park as “forest conserves”. The inevitable question is why it was signed in […]

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Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Ignoring Reality Of Muslims, Reforms Held Hostage: MPLRAG

A statement signed among academics, professionals and civil society groups ( Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group) call on the Government to immediately take action on the issues emanating from the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act currently enforced in the Island. The statement, titled “Statement; We demand accountability on MMDA reforms” also calls on the […]

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Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Revert Stance On MMDA Reform; But No Mention Of Child Marriage

The All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama today reverted its said position and admitted that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act needs reforms, however with no reference to the need for reform of Child Marriage and the consent required from females when entering a contract of marriage among other key issues. Responding to the assertion of the […]

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Muslim Law: The Need For Reform

By Reeza Hameed – The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) is opposed to making any changes to the existing Muslim family law. Mufti Rizwi, who is a member of the Saleem Marsoof Committee appointed to look into reforms to the Muslims Marriages and Divorces Act (MMDA) of 1951, has made the oracular pronouncement that the […]

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Muslim Clerics Acting In Bad Faith: Using All Resources To Hamper Progress On MMDA Reforms

Chairman of the Muslim Personal Law reform committee former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Saleem Marsoof said the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) have acted in contravention of the good faith reposed in them, and instead have extended all their resources to stunt the work of the committee. He also said the actions by the ACJU […]

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On The Sauce That Is The MMDA

By Abdul Halik Azeez – Now there’s a word on everyone’s lips. MMDA is the new MD Sauce, competing with those Kist sauce ads of yesteryear. Remember the boy who could eat all those cutlets? Maybe many years from now MMDA will only evoke the social justice equivalents of fish cutlets. A few Liberal activists […]

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Religious Leaders Cannot Be Trusted To Reform MMDA: Women’s Action Network

Women’s Action Network (WAN*) is appalled and deeply disappointed by recent statements by Rizwe Mufthi, President of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) in a recent interview, that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is “perfect in the present state” and does not require changes. With religious leaders invoking tradition to block fundamental rights, […]

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Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Say Women Are Not Equal To Men, Defend Marriage Before Puberty

In an alarming submission made to several parliamentarians and other conservative groups with regard to proposed amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) has said that they agree with the Hadith “No people will ever prosper who appoint a woman in charge of their affairs” and therefore a woman […]

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Racism Still Haunts Humanity Despite International & Constitutional Guarantees

By Lukman Harees – “Racism is a scourge affecting every element of conflict with dramatic, often uncontrollable consequences. Only together and fighting relentlessly on all fronts can we destroy these seeds of hatred sown in the minds of men, seeds which flourish in times of economic unease, social exclusion and psychological despair.”- Koïchiro Matsuura(former Director-General of […]

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Halt Religious Indoctrination: 18 Should Be Made In Law The Age Of Ordination To Clergy

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody – Ismail Aslama, a seven-year-old male child of Muslim parentage, is no more. He is now Rathnapure Siri Sudarshanalankara/Sudarshanalankaram. The conversion took place recently when his father, Hameed Ismail, brought him to the Dimbulagala Forest Monastery (Aranya Senasanaya – there is also the Dimbulagala rock) and subsequently Chief Incumbent of the […]

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