'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
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.
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
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
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
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'
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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 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.
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.