Darul-Uloom Deoband backs Appointment of Women Qazis

  • Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband came to the defence of two Muslim women from Rajasthan — Afroz Begum and Jahan Ara — who became Qazis (judges).
  • They have the authority to function as the head of informal arbitration centres to sort out disputes related to personal laws as well as other matters.
  • Deoband’s support for the two women came days after conservative religious clerics in Rajasthan protested against the two women being awarded the certificate of “Qaziat”.