Invoking justice

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  • In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats, all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, even to defend themselves. Recognizing this fundamental inequity, a group of women in 2004 established a women's Jamaat, which soon became a network of 12,000 members spread over 12 districts. Despite enormous resistance, they have been able to settle more than 8,000 cases to date, ranging from divorce to wife beating to brutal murders and more.


  • Originally produced as a documentary in 2011.
  • DVD-R; widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0.
  • In Tamil with English subtitles.
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