Islamists in Egypt propose to strictly limit women’s right to divorce, under Sharia

An Egyptian lawmaker has proposed a controversial draft law to limit the legal provisions for women to divorce or separate from their husbands.

Mohamed al-Omda, deputy head of the People’s Assembly’s Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, has submitted the draft to cancel a woman’s right to divorce (Khula) or separate from her husband, privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper reported today.
Last week, a number of Islamist MPs criticised the Khula law and the law regulating child custody, saying they contradict Sharia.