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Divorce warning over religious and Sharia marriages

A campaign group in Birmingham has warned thousands of Muslim women will have no rights if they divorce because their marriages are not recognised by law.

Habiba Jaan from Aurat said it impacts on those who have not backed up their religious or Sharia marriage with a civil ceremony.

The Asian Network's Poonam Taneja speaks to women affected by the issue, to Ms Jaan, and to Abdul Rashid from Birmingham Mosque.

  • 19 Feb 2015