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NAISH HASAN

Acclaimed Muslim Women's Rights Activist and Freelance Writer


Myself Naish Hasan, I am a Writer and Social activist with 15 years of experience. My native place is Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, where I born and brought up. As Sultanpur was very vibrant during the freedom struggle, My grand- father Mr. Nazim Ali was a popular and great Freedom Fighter, who actively engaged in 1916 with Mahatma Gandhi ji as young associate, there after he accompanied with Jawahar Lal Nehru ji, Lal Bahadur Shashtri ji and many more. He was elected for Legislative Assembly in 1948 and further he elected for Legislative Assembly again in 1952. Entire life of this great person was full of sacrifices and fight for freedom and justice.

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In such a Nationalist, Socially and politically vibrant atmosphere, I was fortunate enough to get nurtured and educated in my family, where equality and justice were hallmarks of the life. As it was very much evident in my school and college life. When the time come for my marriage, then I have taken a very revolutionary step, and denied to solemnized my Nikah by the male Qaazi. I asked a very pertinent question to the society..., if Muslim marriage is a contract, then Why can Muslim women not perform this contract (Nikah). There were no proper answer, which could be satisfied to me, then I called a woman Qaazi to solemnize my own Nikah. This was first marriage which was solemnized by a Woman Qaazi not only in India, but the 36 countries worldwide congratulated and news flashed in every corner of the world..

As a Muslim women's rights activist for 15 years, I was very much aware about issues related to Muslim women. I have chosen to work and fight for discriminatory practices of Triple Talaq and Halala, polygamy etc, which are very rampant in Muslim society and fundamentalist forces are trying to under carpet this issues from the past 70 years as it was happened in the Shahbano episode. As a matter of equality and justice, I am very prompt and active to fight gender-justice, fundamentalist and mobilized secular men and women to fight with these discriminatory practices. I am very active to make consensus building to codify the Muslim Personal Law (Sharia Application Act-1937). This Sharia law cannot give justice and equality to women, therefore, I am trying to mobilize, government institutions, civil society and aware citizen to the above mentioned cause.

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About me

Education

M.Phil. and pursuing Ph.D in Social Work

Foreign Visits on Invitation

  • International Visitors Leadership Program Invited by U.S.A. Government
  • Muslim Women's Rights consultation Istanbul, Turkey Organized by Asma Society
  • South Asia Women's Coalition Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Eradication of Poverty Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Muslim Women's Right Middle East
  • Mission and Vision

    • Muslim Personal law in India is exclusionary and out dated and need to Codify, particularly the aspects of marriage and divorce issues. Vision is to strengthen the women in general and Muslim Women in particular as per the Constitution of India, which provides equal rights and status.

    Work Experience

    • Worked at Indo Canadian educational project as Instructor to promote rural girls for education – Two year program ( 1990-1992 )
    • Worked with many Non Government Organizations as Board Member, Program Officer, Researcher etc. especially on women's issue.
    • Fact Finding : I have taken part in fact Finding team of some important and very serious cases against women. For example Fact finding of Mahoba Sati Case ( 1999 ), Fact finding of Muzaffernagar Honor Killing Case ( 2002 ) Fact finding of Seetapur Dalit Girl's Rape Case ( 2002 ), Fact finding of Ahemdabad Riots and Impact on Women ( 2002 )
    • Study : i have done a study based on Supreme Court guideline of Sexual Harassment at work place ( Title : Ab Khamoshi Aur Nahi… ) 2003 - 2004
    • Documentation : Ten years Data Compiled, and Written a document for Gramonnati Sansthan, Mahoba Title : Safarnama : Barhte Qadam, Barhti Chunautiyan.
    • Documentary : Video Documentation on HALALA (based on Women's Experience)
    • Teaching Experience : Five years work experience as a Guest Faculty in Sociology in a Degree College.
    • Book Published : My First Book Published in 2015. Name: Nazim Ali : Swatantrata Andolan Ka Ek Vismrit Senani, Second Book is ready to publish its on Muslim Women's Issue : Mutah.
    • Training Given : Gender and Violence, Women and Law, Child Rights, Community Mobilization, Women and Islam, Muslim Women and Law / Fatwa / Sharia / Hadis etc.
    • Article Writing : Regularly writing articles for Newspapers on women's issues as well as Muslim Women's issues : Specially in Dainik Jagran, Nav Bharat Times, Jansatta and Jansandesh Times, Duniya In Dino - Delhi, Samayanter - Delhi, Super Idea Magazine, Yuva Bharat etc.
    • Electronic media : Raising voice on Women's / Muslim Women's issues through electronic media for example : Zee news, Times now, IBN7, NDTV, India News, Doordarshan, E-TV, News 24, News Nation, Republic TV, Sahara Samay, Aakasvani, Red FM etc.
    • Paper Presentation in India
    • Daughter's of Islam Demanding Justice, organized by : National Commission for women, India 2012,
    • Women's Empowerment and community development organized by : State Social Welfare Board Uttar Pradesh 2010
    • Right to protection of young Girls in Karamat Husain Degree College, Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh . 2002
    • Paper Presentations in U.S.A. 4TH April 2013
    • Marquette University, Upper Islam course Department, Milwaukee , Wisconsin state.
    • 8th April 2013
    • The Women Center Waukesha, Milwaukee, Wisconsin state
    • Round Table Discussion at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin state
    • South Asian Sisters, UW Madison, Wisconsin state.
    • 9th April 2013
    • Marry Mount College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin state.
    • Television Interview on Condition of Muslim Women in India.
    • Addressed a Public Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee . U.S.A
    • 10th April 2013
    • Muslim Women's Coalition organised by Dr. Janan Najeeb, Milwaukee, Wisconsin stat
    • 11th April 2013
    • Presentation and experience sharing in “APNA GHAR”, Chicago.
    • Presentation and experience sharing in “HAMDARD CENTRE”, Chicago.

    Appreciations

    • Received Honor from Vigyan Foundation on International Women's Day 2011
    • Received Honor for outstanding support to community from Naz foundation international 2009
    • Received Honor on youth Festival Jashn- e-jawan 2010 by: Social organisation Vigyan Foundation
    • Women Achiever Honor – 2011 given by Hindustan Times.
    • Received Honor from Naz foundation international
    • Received Paharua Jan Samman - 2012 from Paharuwa, Varanasi.
    • Article on Naish Hasan written by Indian Express
    • An article on Naish Hasan written by Alverno collage, U.S.A.
    • Received Honor on International Labour Day by: Asangathit Kamgar Adhikar Manch 2012
    • xReceived Swabhiman Award from Nobel Foundation Ludhiana, given by Mr. Navjot Singh Siddhu (MP), on 30 April 2017
    • Selected an External committee member by Ministry of Minority Affair for 12th 5 year planning .
    • Received Mahila Pratibha Samman By Hindustan Daily News Paper and Government of Uttar Pradesh, Given By Dr. Rita Bahuguna Joshi Minister Women and Child Development, 20 July 2017
    • Received honor from Navbharat Times News paper Lucknow against my work on women’s empowerment. 11 March 2018.
    • Received Honor From Andaz-e-lucknow Foundation JAZBA 2018 for my special contribution towards empowerment of muslim women. 14 March 2018
    • Received honor from Dainik Jagran Gyanvritti "Hindi Me shodh" 30 March 2019
    • Petitioner In Supreme Court : on the issue of Halala, Polygamy , Mutah, Musiyar, and shariya.