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The Punjab women’s protection act: an ideological battle

Munshey, Menaal (2016) The Punjab women’s protection act: an ideological battle. South Asia @ LSE (06 May 2016). Website.

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The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act, which came into force in February this year, marks a progressive shift in domestic violence legislation, but it has also prompted a backlash from powerful religious political parties. Menaal Munshey writes that for the Act to be effective, the government must wholeheartedly back the liberal ideology it has espoused and avoid allowing the religious right to dominate the political narrative.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 23:27

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