This law prescribed the right to maintenance for a Muslim woman after her divorce. They were more a result of reactions by the conservatives who saw reforms in personal law as an infringement on their right to religion and a threat to their male identity.
Different courts interpreted the law differently and some women even continued to take resort to the Cr. Marriages, as they define, are made in heaven and solemnized on earth.
People are governed simultaneously by many different laws: laws recognized by the state i.e.
codified and uncodified laws and informal laws such as customary practices which vary according to the cultural, social and political context.
It is a sacrament for Hindus, a sanctified contract for Muslims and a sacred knot for Christians.