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Manipur’s first female Muslim candidate is continuing her political involvement, despite a fatwa against her.
A fatwa is a ‘legal opinion handed down by an Islamic religious leader.’ Najima Bibi received one for contesting Manipur’s Assembly elections. Religious leaders have publically announced that she will not receive burial ground after her death and the members of her village are discouraged from speaking to her. Despite all that, Bibi is continuing to run and speak out against her chosen issue, domestic violence. [Your Story]