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* Sri Lanka Muslim MPs decide to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act
Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 03:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 13, Colombo: Muslim parliamentarians of Sri Lanka have decided to amend several core articles in the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) including articles governing minimum age limit for marriage & woman’s consent MP and President's Counsel Faiszer Musthapha announced today.

"I am pleased to announce that the following amendments to the Muslim Marriage Act were unanimously agreed upon yesterday after discussions with all the Sri Lankan Muslim parliamentarians," the MP tweeted.

Under the current Muslim law in Sri Lanka a girl can be married without her consent as soon as she comes of age. Her parents have the authority to declare her marriageable.

The Muslim MPs have decided to amend the MMDM so that the age of marriage for both the bride and the groom should be 18 years

Furthermore, the bride should sign the Register of Marriage as a sign of her consent. The MPs have also decided to upgrade the required qualification for a 'Kadi', an Islamic judge to Attorney-at-Law and allow female Kadis, women who will adjudicate family law of Muslims.

 

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