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Day after Rajya Sabha passes Triple Talaq bill, woman attempts suicide after husband pronunces divorce verbally in Ahmedabad
India

Day after Rajya Sabha passes Triple Talaq bill, woman attempts suicide after husband pronunces divorce verbally in Ahmedabad

A woman in Gujarat's Ahmedabad attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday after her husband divorced her by pronouncing triple talaq. This comes a day after Rajya Sabha passed the Triple Talaq bill.

'Wrong to brand everything concerning Islam anti-women': Lawyer-activist Flavia Agnes speaks on darul qazas, triple talaq
India

'Wrong to brand everything concerning Islam anti-women': Lawyer-activist Flavia Agnes speaks on darul qazas, triple talaq

Studies have shown that the main beneficiaries of Islamic alternative dispute resolutions largely consist of women, agitating for divorce, land and other family disputes.

Congress' stand on triple talaq bill was driven by vote bank politics, not gender justice, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Politics

Congress' stand on triple talaq bill was driven by vote bank politics, not gender justice, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

With triple talaq bill stalled by the Opposition in Parliament, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday accused the Congress of pursuing vote bank politics and not gender justice, saying it has followed the same politics from Shah Bano case in 1986 to that of Shayara Bano in 2017.

Law banning Triple Talaq would permanently free Muslim women, says Shiv Sena
India

Law banning Triple Talaq would permanently free Muslim women, says Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Friday said if the government decided to introduce a legislation for a ban on triple talaq it would permanently free Muslim women.

Triple talaq ban: Mere judgment won't suffice; educating and building awareness equally important
India

Triple talaq ban: Mere judgment won't suffice; educating and building awareness equally important

In April 2017, the AIMPLB argued that Muslim personal law permitted triple talaq though it was a sin and also called for the social boycott of instant triple talaq.

SC to pronounce triple talaq verdict today: A primer on the practice and positions of parties
India

SC to pronounce triple talaq verdict today: A primer on the practice and positions of parties

As Chief Justice JS Khehar demits office this week, the Supreme Court has geared up to deliver the judgment on triple talaq before the next CJI takes over.

Shayara Bano's triple talaq case: All you need to know about her fight for equality
India

Shayara Bano's triple talaq case: All you need to know about her fight for equality

As a five-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court begins hearing on a plea challenging validity of triple talaq, here is a look at the Shayara Bano case.

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.

Uniform Civil Code: Both govt and AIMPLB should let Supreme Court do its job
India

Uniform Civil Code: Both govt and AIMPLB should let Supreme Court do its job

There's a need to right what Shayara Bano’s PIL on triple talaq points out, but to achieve the government should aim for integration, not oppression, writes Sadia Dhailey

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

Triple talaq: Why Flavia Agnes' position on Shayara Bano's SC petition is anti-women
India

Triple talaq: Why Flavia Agnes' position on Shayara Bano's SC petition is anti-women

The fight to seek a ban on triple talaq is difficult. How the women fighting for it deserve anything but applause is something Flavia Agnes needs to answer.

Triple talaq is better than murdering wife, AIMPLB tells Supreme Court
India

Triple talaq is better than murdering wife, AIMPLB tells Supreme Court

On Friday the Muslim Personal Law Board submitted a reply before the Supreme Court saying that personal laws cannot be challenged or rewritten in the name of social reforms as that would violate of Part III of the Constitution, reported ANI.

Triple talaq: With SC taking up plea, will Muslim women’s demand be fulfilled?
India

Triple talaq: With SC taking up plea, will Muslim women’s demand be fulfilled?

The current triple talaq case can’t be viewed as a sudden phenomenon of Muslim women rushing to court

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.