Following is the chronology of events in which a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday commenced hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq' and 'nikah halala'.
Triple talaq: SC likely to examine constitutional validity of Muslim laws as hearing commences on 11 May
The Supreme Court will commence hearing from 11 May on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy practices among Muslims.
Shyumla Javed, a national level netball player, is the latest victim of the system of triple talaq in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha, which is 380km away from Lucknow.
Striking a defiant posture on the contentious issue of triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday asserted that Muslims have the "constitutional" right to follow their personal law.
The Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that practices of triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy impact the social status and dignity of Muslim women.
Women's groups and legal luminaries fear that taking advantage of the debate around triple talaq the present government may push through a `common Hindu code’ in the guise of a UCC
An in-depth and objective probe into the above Quranic injunctions clearly reveal that the Quran is compatible with the Constitution.
Responding to the law panel's request to answer the questionnaire, BSP said that the press statement issued by Mayawati on 25 October in Lucknow is its responce to the questionnaire.
But the gullible Muslim women take no cognisance of the mullahs’ male-chauvinism and fall prey to their loud claims of being the flag-bearers of the ‘true’ and ‘pure’ Islam.
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 felt that polygamy is the instrument through which Muslims reproduce faster than Hindus and at some point will become a majority.
In India, for every divorced Muslim man, there are four divorced Muslim women, an IndiaSpend analysis of Census 2011 data shows. Across religious communities, except Sikhs, there are more divorced women than men. But the gender skew is particularly sharp among Muslims
On 23 August 1985, Arif Mohammad Khan, minister of state for home affairs in Rajiv Gandhi government, delivered a passionate speech in the Lok Sabha defending the Supreme Court judgment in the Shah Bano case
A movement, led predominantly by Islamic clerics and some Muslim politicians, is underway among Indian Muslims to defend any likelihood of change or reform in Muslim Personal Laws.
A grouping of Muslim women on Sunday welcomed the government's stand that Triple Talaq violated the issue of women's equality and must go.
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
The Centre is also of the view that the issue of triple talaq is not to be seen from the prism of Uniform Civil Code, but be treated substantively as an issue of gender justice
A Pakistani father of 35 is now searching for a fourth wife as he romps towards his goal of 100 children, a dubious ambition in the conservative Muslim country where polygamy is rare but still practiced.
A Centre-appointed committee has called for a ban on the practice of verbal, unilateral, triple talaq and polygamy
Two polygamous towns have violated constitutional rights of nonbelievers by denying them basic services like building permits and water hookups, a jury said