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Sharia courts as family settlement forums are not completely bad

Jul 08, 2014

Sharia courts as family settlement forums are not completely bad

The Supreme Court verdict on Monday terming Sharia courts in the country and the fatwas issued by them as illegal is certain to generate new discussions on Muslim personal law, but the least it should do is letting zealots demonise Islam. #India #ConnectTheDots #Supreme Court verdict #SC #Muslims #Fatwas #Sharia courts #marriage disputes #family disputes
Murugan's daughter to Rahul I am going through even more pain

Feb 20, 2014

Murugan's daughter to Rahul I am going through even more pain

In this interview by email, Harithra, the daughter of two of Rajiv Gandhi's convicted assassins,, Murugan and Nalini, says she shares Rahul's pain on the loss of his dad, but she has been without both parents for 23 years too. #Supreme Court verdict #TheySaidIt #Murugan #Nalini #Rajiv Assassination #Rajiv's killers #Harithra
Supreme Court verdict on 377 violates human rights, says AAP

Dec 12, 2013

Supreme Court verdict on 377 violates human rights, says AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party issued a statement today condemning the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a Delhi High Court order which had declared section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional, thereby decriminalizing homosexuality. #Supreme Court #Gay #Homosexuality #Arvind Kejriwal #Homosexuality in India #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #article 377 #Supreme Court verdict on Article 377
SC ruling on 377 It makes office a nightmare for queers

Dec 11, 2013

SC ruling on 377 It makes office a nightmare for queers

It doesn't worry me that the SC verdict might see me in jail some day. It makes me angry that it asks me not to be myself for a greater part of the day, every day I live. How is that fair? #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Gay #Homosexuality #Homosexuality in India #article 377 #Supreme Court verdict on Article 377
'Indian legal system would never attend to sexual minorities with any urgency'

Dec 11, 2013

'Indian legal system would never attend to sexual minorities with any urgency'

This is an extract from Gaysia, a book by Australian non-fiction author Benjamin Law. Law has written extensively for Australian and international publications. One chapter in Gaysia is devoted to India and its gay culture. The following excerpt looks at the way the movement to de-criminalise Section 377 began and its victory in the Delhi High Court in 2009. #Homosexuality #Homosexuality in India #gay sex #Indian law #Indian legal system #Supreme Court verdict on Article 377