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.
Islamic clerics term Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill as Centre's 'interference' into Shariah law
A congregation of Muslim clerics has termed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 as Centre's "interference" into the Shariat law.
Triple talaq bill: Instead of taking refuge in constitutional and Sharia laws, AIMPLB should help end persecution of women
The Muslim community in India and the AIMPLB needs to stop hiding behind the Shariat Laws to justify ill-treatment of women and their persecution
Asaduddin Owaisi opposes Centre's triple talaq bill, calls for unity among Muslims to protect Shariat
Strongly opposing the proposed legislation on triple talaq, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday called for unity among Indian Muslims to protect the Shariat
AIMPLB said it respects the triple talaq verdict, but considers the centre's submission about all other forms of their marriages as an attack on the personal law.
Triple talaq verdict: Muslim cleric organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind says SC decision against Shariat
The outfit, which claims to have 10,000 clerics as members, has also appealed to Muslims to avoid practice of instant triple talaq. It asked members of the community not to go for divorce unless there are "unavoidable circumstances"
The new divorce law, therefore, must respond to the anxieties, apprehensions, worries, fears and concerns of a highly diversified legal category called ‘Muslim women’.
While holding the practice of triple talaq as against the basic tenets of Quran, the Supreme Court passed the baton to the Centre on Tuesday and asked it to bring in a law within six months.
What is marriage? What is divorce? These two questions are at the heart of the debate the country is currently having over triple talaq.
On Tuesday BSP supremo Mayawati criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his stance on the issue of triple talaq, saying he should not "force his opinion and decision" on the believers of any particular religion by "following the RSS agenda".
The British government has constituted a panel to review whether the application of Sharia was compatible with the law of England and Wales.
Farha Faiz tells Firstpost why the fight against triple talaq is so important to ensure equality for all Muslim women
Those against it argue that allowing Islamic banking could encourage some of the fundamentalist elements in West Asia to find ways to use Islamic banks to funnel cash for unlawful activities.
The SC did, however, “add a word of caution” given the religious sanction fatwas have an impact on “God fearing Muslims”.
The Uniform CIvil Code debate has been unfortunately framed as legislation against Muslim personal law and fatwas. But it could also be legislation that cracks down on discrimination among all communities.
Thanks to a curious alignment of the stars and circumstances, India’s so-called secular-liberal establishment suddenly found its voice and spine over the Rushdie affair.