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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.

Who speaks for Muslims? Self-appointed elites on wrong side of social divide shouldn't
India

Who speaks for Muslims? Self-appointed elites on wrong side of social divide shouldn't

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.

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

Pakistan is about to codify Hindu personal law; India must consider codifying Muslim personal law
India

Pakistan is about to codify Hindu personal law; India must consider codifying Muslim personal law

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.

Triple talaq: When will Muslim intellectuals take up the responsibility?
India

Triple talaq: When will Muslim intellectuals take up the responsibility?

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.

Triple talaq: Supreme Court gives Centre four weeks to respond on the issue
India

Triple talaq: Supreme Court gives Centre four weeks to respond on the issue

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.

The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in Maharashtra
India

The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in Maharashtra

In an exclusive four-part series on radicalisation in India, Tufail Ahmad examines a variety of conditions and scenarios that have made it possible to radicalise youths in Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Kerala and indeed, India as a whole

Supreme Court is the door to Uniform Civil Code, not Parliament
India

Supreme Court is the door to Uniform Civil Code, not Parliament

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.

Put uniform civil code draft in public domain: Abid Rasool Khan
Politics

Put uniform civil code draft in public domain: Abid Rasool Khan

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

Triple talaq: Farha Faiz's fight for Muslim women's rights may create constitutional history
Life

Triple talaq: Farha Faiz's fight for Muslim women's rights may create constitutional history

Farha Faiz tells Firstpost why the fight against triple talaq is so important to ensure equality for all Muslim women

Banned in more than 20 countries, practice of triple talaq continues to prevail in India
India

Banned in more than 20 countries, practice of triple talaq continues to prevail in India

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.

SC to examine Muslim personal law to check violation of fundamental rights
India

SC to examine Muslim personal law to check violation of fundamental rights

The SC will examine to what extent courts can look into Muslim personal laws if they violate the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

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

Ban verbal, unilateral and triple talaq and polygamy, suggests Central govt panel
India

Ban verbal, unilateral and triple talaq and polygamy, suggests Central govt panel

A Centre-appointed committee has called for a ban on the practice of verbal, unilateral, triple talaq and polygamy

Why can't Muslim women have four husbands too? asks Kerala High Court judge
India

Why can't Muslim women have four husbands too? asks Kerala High Court judge

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
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.

Muslim group writes to PM Modi, seeks ban on polygamy, demands compulsory marriage registration
India

Muslim group writes to PM Modi, seeks ban on polygamy, demands compulsory marriage registration

Seeking "justice and equality for Muslim women", a Muslim group has demanded a ban on polygamy and compulsory registration of marriages.

Polygamy in Muslim personal law misinterpreted, its 'heinously patriarchal' says Gujarat HC
India

Polygamy in Muslim personal law misinterpreted, its 'heinously patriarchal' says Gujarat HC

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".

Rights of Muslim women against arbitrary divorce not addressed, says SC
India

Rights of Muslim women against arbitrary divorce not addressed, says SC

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.

Muslims who wed off minor girls should be indicted, says Gujarat High Court
India

Muslims who wed off minor girls should be indicted, says Gujarat High Court

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.