The wait was required to guard against a “hurried decision” if there is otherwise a possibility of reconciliation.
The Delhi high court dissolved a couple’s marriage on the grounds that the wife’s refusal to have sex with her husband amounted to mental cruelty.
The judgment exemplifies the need for judges to be trained not only in how to treat women as equal citizens of India – rather than as someone’s wife, daughter or sister – but also in India’s heterogeneous cultural histories.
The Supreme Court has every right to interpret Muslim personal law in a way that satisfies the egalitarian principles of both the Quran and the Indian constitution.
Muslim personal laws and Indian secular laws already provide a two-tiered system of protection for Muslim women.
What will the 260-page document say about the re-integration into the Church of Catholics who divorce and remarry in civil ceremonies?
“Adultery” and “Living in adultery” are not the same thing and by failing to distinguish between the two, the judgment will impact on the post divorce life of women
95.5 per cent poor women have not even heard of the Muslim Personal Law Board Contrary to the belief that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board—an NGO—is considered the highest decision making body on personal law by Muslims in the country, a survey has revealed that 95.5 per […]