Zakia Soman has made the Muslim woman’s battle every woman’s battle

She has been defying qazis and making feminists sit up and take notice

In 2016, Zakia Soman told me that a progressive Muslim feminine voice had finally emerged in India, and 2017 proved her emphatically right. When the Supreme Court declared triple talaq illegal, it was an emotional victory for Muslim women but also a hugely significant victory against the regressive patriarchy that has held the community in its stranglehold for centuries.

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