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Centre trivalised triple talaq by sidelining Opposition remarks on bill; govt's attempt at Muslim inclusion reeks of haste
India

Centre trivalised triple talaq by sidelining Opposition remarks on bill; govt's attempt at Muslim inclusion reeks of haste

The Muslims in India need inclusion, but to do it in a haphazard manner disregarding every Opposition point of view, as seen during the debate on triple talaq bill, not only trivialises the issue but also reeks of arrogance

Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
India

Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature

Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.

Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce
India

Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce

The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2018. The Law Commission in its report had also recommended repeal of laws and provisions which were discriminatory against leprosy affected people.

Supreme Court agrees to hear fresh petition challenging move to set up Sharia courts
India

Supreme Court agrees to hear fresh petition challenging move to set up Sharia courts

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a fresh plea of a Muslim woman seeking to declare as unconstitutional the setting up of Sharia courts

Govt should stick to firm stand it took on triple talaq; diluting provisions of Act suggests complicity in strengthening status quo
India

Govt should stick to firm stand it took on triple talaq; diluting provisions of Act suggests complicity in strengthening status quo

It's in the absolute interest of the protection of fundamental rights of the victims of triple talaq that the act be criminalised.

Cabinet approves amendment to triple talaq bill; magistrate may now grant bail to accused husbands
India

Cabinet approves amendment to triple talaq bill; magistrate may now grant bail to accused husbands

The Union Cabinet has approved to include a provision of granting bail to men found guilty of giving instant triple talaq to their wives, sources in the government said on Thursday.

SC refers fresh plea against 'nikah halala': Legislature must step in, start large-scale overhaul of personal laws
India

SC refers fresh plea against 'nikah halala': Legislature must step in, start large-scale overhaul of personal laws

The Legislature must step in and start a large-scale overhaul of personal laws of all religions, to deal with unconstitutional practices like Nikah Halala.

AIMPLB's Sharia courts announcement is an attempt to subvert rule of law to establish Islamic law
India

AIMPLB's Sharia courts announcement is an attempt to subvert rule of law to establish Islamic law

The attempt to establish Sharia courts in India is an attempt to establish a private parallel judicial system which cannot be permitted by law

Supreme Court agrees to hear fresh plea against nikah halala, polygamy in Muslims
India

Supreme Court agrees to hear fresh plea against nikah halala, polygamy in Muslims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear another fresh petition challenging the prevalent practices of nikah halala and polygamy among Muslims saying it is violative of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

Back from summer vacation, Supreme Court agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala and polygamy
India

Back from summer vacation, Supreme Court agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala and polygamy

The Supreme Court has also agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims.

Karnataka polls: Rivals accusing HD Kumaraswamy of having parallel families shows dirty politics thrives on private lives
Politics

Karnataka polls: Rivals accusing HD Kumaraswamy of having parallel families shows dirty politics thrives on private lives

If bigamous politicians are truly a political issue, let a party have the guts to say they will deny tickets to anyone doing it.

Applicability of Domestic Violence Act 2005 religion-neutral, does not exclude Muslim women, rules Bombay High Court
India

Applicability of Domestic Violence Act 2005 religion-neutral, does not exclude Muslim women, rules Bombay High Court

The 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

SC directs Centre to respond to plea seeking to declare practices of polygamy, nikah halala as unconstitutional
India

SC directs Centre to respond to plea seeking to declare practices of polygamy, nikah halala as unconstitutional

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to respond to a plea seeking to declare the the practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' as unconstitutional.

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against polygamy, nikah halala among Muslims
India

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against polygamy, nikah halala among Muslims

The Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the prevalent practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among the Muslims and sought responses from the Centre and the law commission

Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session
India

Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session

Muslim men in Uttar Pradesh's rural areas seem to be in a hurry to divorce their wives before the Union government outlaws the practice of triple talaq. There has been a spurt in these instant divorces since Parliament took up the bill.

Triple talaq Bill is flawed in its present form; Rajya Sabha must amend it or send it to the dustbin
India

Triple talaq Bill is flawed in its present form; Rajya Sabha must amend it or send it to the dustbin

In 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.

Opponents of triple talaq bill are peddling false narratives; both judiciary and legislature can initiate reform
India

Opponents of triple talaq bill are peddling false narratives; both judiciary and legislature can initiate reform

Any bill which brings criminal sanction must be satisfactorily deliberated in the legislature but the bill's opponents have squandered this opportunity.

Uttar Pradesh BJP urges AIMPLB to give up 'rigid and archaic stand' over triple talaq
India

Uttar Pradesh BJP urges AIMPLB to give up 'rigid and archaic stand' over triple talaq

Uttar Pradesh's ruling BJP unit on Monday urged the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) to give up its "rigid and archaic stand" about triple talaq and join the voice of thousands to give Muslim women equality, security and their honour.

Instant Triple Talaq Bill: Tabling legislation in Parliament is political move, BJP's attempt to play protector of Muslims
India

Instant Triple Talaq Bill: Tabling legislation in Parliament is political move, BJP's attempt to play protector of Muslims

Titled, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, it reportedly makes instant triple talaq, a cognizable and non-bailable offence, punishable with imprisonment for three years. The title of the Bill is strategically worded to speak to a signpost in Indian legal history, and is thus meant to perform a certain function in the politics around personal law.

New law to ban Triple Talaq this Winter Session: Five pointers Modi govt must keep in mind while drafting bill
India

New law to ban Triple Talaq this Winter Session: Five pointers Modi govt must keep in mind while drafting bill

However, even before the court's ruling on Triple Talaq, voices from within the civil society and various women's body in the Muslim community have been demanding a overreaching law which would accommodate the concerns of the heterogenous Muslim society, without overtly fiddling with their religious tenets.