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Feb 08, 2019
BJP criticises triple talaq, nikah halala but hasn’t yet clarified its stance; experts say tacit politicisation of personal law at heart of issueArun 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.
Dec 29, 2017
Triple talaq: Criminality provision is very fulcrum of a much-needed reform, diluting it will kill the billCriminalisation of talaq-e-biddat might not totally abolish it, but definitely take away the threat of divorce from men and make Muslim marriages a more equitable contract.
Aug 24, 2017
Triple talaq ban: Mere judgment won't suffice; educating and building awareness equally importantIn 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.
Oct 24, 2016
Haji Ali Trust concedes in Supreme Court: Women can now enter the inner sanctumEnding the protracted struggle of the Muslim women to enter into the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah, the Trust conceded to the demand in the Supreme Court on Monday.
Oct 07, 2016
SC extends stay on Bombay HC's order allowing entry of women in Haji Ali's inner sanctumSupreme Court on Friday extended the stay granted by Bombay High Court to facilitate an appeal against its decision to lift the ban on entry of women near the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Haji Ali Dargah, till 17 October when it will hear the matter.
Oct 03, 2016
Haji Ali Trust moves SC challenging Bombay HC order on allowing entry to womenHaji Ali Dargah Trust on Monday moved Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the renowned Muslim shrine in South Bombay.
Aug 26, 2016
Haji Ali Dargah ruling: 'Women bending to pray may show breasts,' fear trusteesA Public Interest Litigation filed on 28 July, by women activists Noorjehan Niaz and Zakia Soman from the NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, challenged the ban on the entry of women into the inner sanctum of the city’s Haji Ali Dargah.
Jul 01, 2016
Let's debate Uniform Civil Code because we've long ignored real minoritiesThe secularism debate, which reflexively seeks a ban on any debate over Uniform Civil Code, fails to take into account that in the name of protecting Muslims or other minorities' rights, communal rights have been prioritized over human rights of individual within minority groups.
Feb 01, 2016
Men can visit graveyards, why not us? ask Muslim womenThe graves, professor Zeenat Shaukat Ali said quoting Prophet Muhammad, should be frequented by men and women for two reasons: one, it reminds them of death and two, they can pray for the people buried there.