India pushes to abolish relgious 'personal laws' from civil code

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In India, matters like marriage, divorce and inheritance are governed by a set of laws which are distinct for different faiths. They're called "personal laws." Some of them are seen as misogynistic, and for years, various groups, including women's activists, have been lobbying for the laws to be scrapped. But others say that doing away with them would violate religious freedom. And the move to abolish personal laws is a flagship effort of President Narendra Modi reports Sushmita Pathak from Delhi.

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