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.
But who speaks for Muslims? It can't be left to self-appointed elites who fall on the wrong side of representation on the axis of caste, language and gender.
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
With Pakistan having taken a step forward in codifying Hindu personal law, perhaps it’s time for India to seriously consider the codification of Muslim personal law.
While it is interesting to note that a few Muslim women intellectuals are leading the charge, and doing well at it, for a change male voices have been more or less inaudible.
The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Centre four weeks' time to file its response on the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters relating to divorce and maintenance, including triple talaq.
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The legal merits for the desirability of a Uniform or Common Civil Code for every Indian, irrespective of his or her religious identity, are unquestionable.
The Muslim community would accept a uniform civil code if there is a fair discussion of its draft and their issues are addressed, said Abid Rasool Khan, chairman of State Minorities Commission
Farha Faiz tells Firstpost why the fight against triple talaq is so important to ensure equality for all Muslim women
What makes the triple talaq (instant divorce) laws so difficult, is the fact that they are not codified and so are open to interpretation and adjustment.
The SC will examine to what extent courts can look into Muslim personal laws if they violate the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.
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
A Centre-appointed committee has called for a ban on the practice of verbal, unilateral, triple talaq and polygamy
Justice B Kamal Pasha came down heavily on the Muslim Personal Law and said that if a Muslim man can marry four times, why can't Muslim women
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.
Seeking "justice and equality for Muslim women", a Muslim group has demanded a ban on polygamy and compulsory registration of marriages.
In a strongly-worded order, the Gujarat High Court today said the Quran was being misinterpreted by Muslim men to have more than one wife and the provision of polygamy was being misused by them for "selfish reasons".
The Supreme Court has expressed concern over Muslim women facing arbitrary divorces and second marriages of their husbands even as their first marriages were subsisting.
The Madras High Court has held that the act prohibiting child marriages was not against the Muslim Personal Law and would prevail over the latter as it had been enacted for the welfare of girl children.