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No scope of change in triple talaq system, says All India Muslim Personal Law Board

Sep 03, 2015

No scope of change in triple talaq system, says All India Muslim Personal Law Board

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said there was no scope of change in the triple talaq system and rejected the suggestion by some community outfits for building a consensus on making a three-month period mandatory. #NewsTracker #Muslims in India #All India Muslim Personal Law Board #triple talaq #All India Sunni Ulema Council
Justice Mehra: How can there be no death penalty for people who kill innocent children?

Sep 02, 2015

Justice Mehra: How can there be no death penalty for people who kill innocent children?

The Law Commission of India's report of 31 August, that recommended the abolition of the death penalty, is not without opposition from within #NewsTracker #Death Penalty #Justice Usha Mehra #Law Commission of India
Clerics write to Muslim Personal Law Board opposing triple talaq

Sep 01, 2015

Clerics write to Muslim Personal Law Board opposing triple talaq

Stating that the practice of triple talaq was causing immense problems in Muslim society, a body of clerics has written to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Islamic scholars. #NewsTracker #Muslims in India #All India Muslim Personal Law Board #triple talaq #Sunni Ulema Council
Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal no lasting solution

Sep 01, 2015

Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal no lasting solution

The Supreme Court had already decreed that capital punishment should be reserved for the rarest of rare cases. What the Law Commission is basically saying is that is too fuzzy a definition and too many cases are ending up in the rarest of rare bucket even though higher courts eventually quashed many of those sentences. In fact the number of death sentences being quashed shows they are being imposed too arbitrarily. #ConnectTheDots #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Death row #Delhi gangrape #Yakub Memon #rarest of rare case. law commission
Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty except in terror cases

Aug 31, 2015

Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty except in terror cases

The Law Commission on Monday recommended by a majority "swift" abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases. #India #Terrorism #TheySaidIt #Death Penalty #Law Commission #hanging
Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

Aug 31, 2015

Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

The devout Jains believe that Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar, allowed Santhara, or Sallekhana, as the ultimate test of spirituality, will power, whose ultimate goal is purifying body and mind and facing death voluntarily. #India #Religion #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #High Court #Rajasthan High Court #Indian laws #Jains #LongView #Jainism #Wes-inspired Indian laws #Indian religions
Govt issues order to include 13 central Acts to give benefits to those affected by land acquisition

Aug 28, 2015

Govt issues order to include 13 central Acts to give benefits to those affected by land acquisition

Government issued an 'order' to include 13 central Acts like National Highway and Railways Acts to extend benefits to those whose land is acquired. #India #NewsTracker #Government #parliament #Land acquisition #Monsoon session #NDA #Ordinance #land law
'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

Aug 28, 2015

'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

A Law Commission consultation process, headed by Justice (Retd) A P Shah, on a report on whether to retain the death penalty in India saw a majority opposing capital punishment. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Yakub Memon #A P Shah
After US journalists' shooting, White House calls for gun control laws

Aug 27, 2015

After US journalists' shooting, White House calls for gun control laws

The White House on Wednesday issued a rapid call for Congress to pass gun control laws, after two journalists were shot to death during a live television broadcast. #White House #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #US congress #US gun control laws #US journalists