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DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal writes to Narendra Modi demanding law against Nikah Halala, polygamy
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DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal writes to Narendra Modi demanding law against Nikah Halala, polygamy

Delhi Commission For Women chairperson Swati Maliwal Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a law against Nikah Halala and polygamy

Eradication of social evils like triple talaq, nikah halala imperative to ensure equal rights for women, says President Ram Nath Kovind
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Eradication of social evils like triple talaq, nikah halala imperative to ensure equal rights for women, says President Ram Nath Kovind

In Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind said eradication of social evils like triple talaq and nikah halala is a must to ensure equal rights for women.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rafale row, mood of first-time voter, MeToo's moment of reckoning; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rafale row, mood of first-time voter, MeToo's moment of reckoning; today's must-read stories

The fundamental issue flagged by the report was that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) began a parallel stream of negotiation

From promise of 33% seats in Parliament to abolishing triple talaq, India's politicians have always used women's issues for gains
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From promise of 33% seats in Parliament to abolishing triple talaq, India's politicians have always used women's issues for gains

The Congress on Thursday announced that it would abolish the ban on the triple talaq should it come to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha election but while the announcement in itself may be harmful to women, this is not the first time that gender issues have been appropriated for the political ambitions of India's parties.

BJP criticises triple talaq, nikah halala but hasn’t yet clarified its stance; experts say tacit politicisation of personal law at heart of issue
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BJP criticises triple talaq, nikah halala but hasn’t yet clarified its stance; experts say tacit politicisation of personal law at heart of issue

Arun Jaitley's Facebook post on the Bareilly nikah halala incident raises the question as to why the government has never cleared its stand on this contentious issue pertaining to the Muslim Personal Laws.

Does Bareilly nikah-halala not shock your conscience? Arun Jaitley slams 'Rahul and coterie' over promise to scrap triple talaq bill
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Does Bareilly nikah-halala not shock your conscience? Arun Jaitley slams 'Rahul and coterie' over promise to scrap triple talaq bill

In a Facebook post, Arun Jaitley lashed out at Congress for promising, at a minority convention, to withdraw the triple talaq bill which is pending in the Parliament.

UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi kicks up another row, calls madrasas 'breeding ground' for IS ideology
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UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi kicks up another row, calls madrasas 'breeding ground' for IS ideology

In comments that are likely to draw more ire, Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the closure of all madrasas at primary level across India.

After Sabarimala, Kerala-based Muslim women's forum to move SC seeking right to offer prayers, entry in mosques
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After Sabarimala, Kerala-based Muslim women's forum to move SC seeking right to offer prayers, entry in mosques

"Our demand is to end this gender discrimination and allow Muslim women to pray in all mosques, cutting across denominations," said NISA president VP Zuhra.

Ranjan Gogoi to be sworn in as Chief Justice of India today: Cutting down pendency numbers to be priority
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Ranjan Gogoi to be sworn in as Chief Justice of India today: Cutting down pendency numbers to be priority

While Justice Ranjan Gogoi is yet to reveal his 'plan' to bring down pendency in the courts, he has had a resounding success in bridging the gap between the government and the public in terms of welfare schemes' distribution.

Acid attack on Shabnam Rani: Supreme Court orders security and medical care for nikah halala petitioner
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Acid attack on Shabnam Rani: Supreme Court orders security and medical care for nikah halala petitioner

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure Shabnam Rani's security.

Uttar Pradesh woman alleges gangrape after husband gave her triple talaq, claims she was forced undergo nikah halala
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Uttar Pradesh woman alleges gangrape after husband gave her triple talaq, claims she was forced undergo nikah halala

Police filed a case against six people on the complaint of a woman from Uttar Pradesh who alleged that she was gang-raped after her husband gave her triple talaq.

Acid attack on Shabnam Rani: Supreme Court to hear her plea seeking protection, better health care on 17 September
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Acid attack on Shabnam Rani: Supreme Court to hear her plea seeking protection, better health care on 17 September

Supreme court asked advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, counsel for Rani, to submit a copy of the petition to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government.

Acid attack on Shabnam Rani, woman who filed petition in SC against nikah halala; brother-in-law, his friends likely suspects
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Acid attack on Shabnam Rani, woman who filed petition in SC against nikah halala; brother-in-law, his friends likely suspects

Shabnam Rani, one of the women who filed a petition against nikah halala and polygamy in the Supreme Court, was attacked with acid in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr on Thursday

Bareilly woman alleges forcible nikah halala, rape by father-in-law; police book five, including husband, for gangrape
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Bareilly woman alleges forcible nikah halala, rape by father-in-law; police book five, including husband, for gangrape

The Bareilly woman claimed she was forced to undergo the nikhah halala process with her father-in-law.

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

Nikah halala challenges husband's manhood, punishes him for giving instant divorce, says AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal
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Nikah halala challenges husband's manhood, punishes him for giving instant divorce, says AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a Muslim leader and Lok Sabha MP from Assam, defended the practice of nikah halala saying that the very idea of having to let his wife sleep with another man challenges and hurts the manhood of a husband, and thus prevents him from instantly divorcing his wife

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

Fatwa against Nida Khan: Maulanas custodians of radical thought, paint false image of Islam, says triple talaq activist
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Fatwa against Nida Khan: Maulanas custodians of radical thought, paint false image of Islam, says triple talaq activist

Nida Khan was recently ostracised from Islam because of a fatwa issued by Shahar Imam Mufti Khurshid Alam of the Ala Hazrat Dargah.

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

SC seeks Centre's response on fresh plea challenging polygamy, nikah halala; refers matter to constitution bench
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SC seeks Centre's response on fresh plea challenging polygamy, nikah halala; refers matter to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a fresh plea challenging practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims.