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Sep 23, 2018
'Wrong to brand everything concerning Islam anti-women': Lawyer-activist Flavia Agnes speaks on darul qazas, triple talaqStudies have shown that the main beneficiaries of Islamic alternative dispute resolutions largely consist of women, agitating for divorce, land and other family disputes.
Jul 16, 2018
Partners in live-in relationships in India can hope for better rights, if earlier verdicts are anything to go byThe Supreme Court currently examining a case to determine whether a live-in relationship can be treated as a de-facto marriage and whether a man can be held liable to pay his partner maintenance if the relationship ends because of refusal to marry.
Jul 03, 2018
SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-upThe Supreme Court decided to examine whether civil liability can be put on a man who refused a promise to marry a woman after a live-in relationship and a consensual sexual relationship, by treating such a relationship as "de-facto" marriage.
May 15, 2018
Applicability of Domestic Violence Act 2005 religion-neutral, does not exclude Muslim women, rules Bombay High CourtThe provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, are aimed at protecting the rights of women effectively and do not exclude Muslim women from its purview, the Bombay High Court has ruled
Apr 17, 2018
Unnao and Kathua rape cases: Changes in substantial law meaningless until accompanied by changes in procedural lawThe narrative of change in law, which is usually the main standpoint of protests in the wake of such incidents, is therefore self-defeating and mostly results in the number of false cases, with no effect on the deterrence of that particular crime
Jan 04, 2018
Triple talaq Bill is flawed in its present form; Rajya Sabha must amend it or send it to the dustbinIn its current form, the triple talaq Bill is designed to keep the issue alive for electoral and political purposes. It is definitely not a reform in Muslim family law.
Aug 24, 2017
Triple talaq ban: Mere judgment won't suffice; educating and building awareness equally importantIn 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.
Jun 13, 2017
Hindu Marriage Act must keep up with times to provide protection to partners, children in live-in relationshipsThe scope of marriage under the HMA must be expanded to accommodate the changes in society and to provide legal protection to the rights of partners and children born out of non-marriages.
May 15, 2017
Triple talaq: Marriage of Muslim woman during 'iddat' not void, says Delhi courtAs the issue of triple talaq is being debated in the Supreme Court, a city court has ruled that the marriage performed by a Muslim woman during the iddat (waiting) period is not void.
May 08, 2017
SC states it can't force Leander Paes and his live-in partner Rhea Pillai to arrive at a settlementThe Supreme Court on Monday said it cannot force ace tennis player Leander Paes and his estranged live-in partner Rhea Pillai to arrive at a settlement in a maintenance case, even after having accorded them in-chamber hearing.