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'Wrong to brand everything concerning Islam anti-women': Lawyer-activist Flavia Agnes speaks on darul qazas, triple talaq
India

'Wrong to brand everything concerning Islam anti-women': Lawyer-activist Flavia Agnes speaks on darul qazas, triple talaq

Studies have shown that the main beneficiaries of Islamic alternative dispute resolutions largely consist of women, agitating for divorce, land and other family disputes.

If Rahul Gandhi stands with 'exploited, marginalised and persecuted' like Nida Khan, he should back triple talaq bill
Politics

If Rahul Gandhi stands with 'exploited, marginalised and persecuted' like Nida Khan, he should back triple talaq bill

What the fatwa against Nida Khan and the fate of triple talaq Bill tells us is that the fate of real minorities — such as Muslim women — remains endangered in India.

BMMA welcomes Centre's draft law on triple talaq, demands ban on 'halala' and polygamy
India

BMMA welcomes Centre's draft law on triple talaq, demands ban on 'halala' and polygamy

An NGO spearheading the movement against triple talaq on Saturday welcomed the draft law prepared by the Centre to curb the practice, but demanded that it should also prescribe arbitration before divorce as well as ban 'halala' and polygamy.

Formulate Muslim family law, urges Muslim women's group as Modi govt plans to introduce new law to ban triple talaq
India

Formulate Muslim family law, urges Muslim women's group as Modi govt plans to introduce new law to ban triple talaq

With the Centre planning to introduce a new legislation to outlaw instantaneous triple talaq, Muslim women groups renewed the call urging the government to look at the need for Muslim family law.

Triple talaq case petitioner proposes Muslim Family Law on lines of Hindu, Indian Christian marriage acts
India

Triple talaq case petitioner proposes Muslim Family Law on lines of Hindu, Indian Christian marriage acts

A petitioner in the triple talaq case came out with a proposal for a Muslim Family Law to govern marriages and divorces in the community on the lines of the Hindu and Indian Christian marriage acts

Triple talaq ban: Mere judgment won't suffice; educating and building awareness equally important
India

Triple talaq ban: Mere judgment won't suffice; educating and building awareness equally important

In April 2017, the AIMPLB argued that Muslim personal law permitted triple talaq though it was a sin and also called for the social boycott of instant triple talaq.

SC to pronounce historic triple talaq verdict today: AIMPLB should understand that gender justice can't come from 'guidelines'
India

SC to pronounce historic triple talaq verdict today: AIMPLB should understand that gender justice can't come from 'guidelines'

Scores of Muslim women being victims of triple talaq, being thrown out of homes, being rendered destitute, women running pillar to post for help (for themselves and their children), clerics abusing women in the name of halala – all of this suffering and pain has been noticed, documented and opposed by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, and other women's groups and the cause has been taken up by some lawyers even, in the last five-six years.

Triple talaq arguments in Supreme Court: Here's what AIMPLB, Centre and women's organisations said
India

Triple talaq arguments in Supreme Court: Here's what AIMPLB, Centre and women's organisations said

No matter how liberally you interpret triple talaq, it is unilateral. It is an extra-judicial unilateral process and it is final without any discussions on the consequences.

Triple Talaq: Muslim Law Board's stand in Supreme Court rebuffs Quran, Constitution
India

Triple Talaq: Muslim Law Board's stand in Supreme Court rebuffs Quran, Constitution

If the Supreme Court declares the practice of instant triple talaq, which is given in one sitting, as illegal, the apex court's decision will still be as per the Quran

Haji Ali: Tears, tea and qawwali as women enter dargah after five-year gap
Mumbai

Haji Ali: Tears, tea and qawwali as women enter dargah after five-year gap

After five years and a series of legal battles and agitations, around 250 women entered the famous Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon and solemnly offered prayers, an activist said.

Women activists will re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years
India

Women activists will re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years

On 24 October, SC ruling upheld equal access to men and women, and the Haji Ali trust expressed readiness to allow women inside till the sanctum sanctorum.

Triple talaq: AIMPLB's decision to establish a women's wing is just a token gesture
India

Triple talaq: AIMPLB's decision to establish a women's wing is just a token gesture

The recent decision of the AIMPLB to establish a separate 'women's wing' will not bring about any change in the status of Muslim women within the family.

Muslim personal law: Shayara Bano case outcome may be far greater than that of Shah Bano case
India

Muslim personal law: Shayara Bano case outcome may be far greater than that of Shah Bano case

There are, no doubt, striking resemblances between the Shah Bano case of 1985 and Shayara Bano case of 2016 as regards the plights of the victims.

Triple talaq: Govt, courts doing their bit but why have 'liberals' abandoned Muslim women?
India

Triple talaq: Govt, courts doing their bit but why have 'liberals' abandoned Muslim women?

It is disheartening to find India's liberals, who should have been at the vanguard of banning triple talaq and led the charge against institutionalised subjugation, go AWOL on this subject

Haji Ali Trust moves SC challenging Bombay HC order on allowing entry to women
Mumbai

Haji Ali Trust moves SC challenging Bombay HC order on allowing entry to women

Haji Ali Dargah Trust on Monday moved Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the renowned Muslim shrine in South Bombay.

The Haji Ali Dargah ruling: Bombay High Court’s verdict is a win for Indian women
India

The Haji Ali Dargah ruling: Bombay High Court’s verdict is a win for Indian women

The Haji Ali Dargah mufits argue that just as it is not allowed for women to get close to a living male saint, similarly it is a “grave sin” to visit the grave or the inner sanctum of a male saint.

Reform in Muslim Personal Law: Triple 'talaq' is un-Quranic and must be banned
India

Reform in Muslim Personal Law: Triple 'talaq' is un-Quranic and must be banned

Thanks to the way Muslim personal law is understood in India, Muslim women are denied their legal rights in the personal realm despite Quranic injunctions

Politics over the personal: The key facts of the 'triple talaq' issue being heard by the Supreme Court
India

Politics over the personal: The key facts of the 'triple talaq' issue being heard by the Supreme Court

With the Supreme Court issuing notice to the central government over a plea challenging the practice of triple talaq, the issue is back in the limelight.

Discrimination at Haji Ali Dargah cannot be passed off as Islamic: Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan
India

Discrimination at Haji Ali Dargah cannot be passed off as Islamic: Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan

Discrimination cannot be passed off as Islamic. To us it is clear that denying access to women to the mazaar is a violation of the Quranic principles of justice and fairness.

From Yaum-e-Gham to Shourya Diwas: Anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition marked across India
Politics

From Yaum-e-Gham to Shourya Diwas: Anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition marked across India

In the context of a heated debate on religious intolerance, it was no surprise that the 23nd anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was an occasion for political posturing across the ideological spectrum.