A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
The draft, prepared by a group of eminent citizens, also envisages non-heterosexual marriage.
If the legislature is serious about introducing gender parity in personal laws, it should not focus all its energies on one particular religion.
The process of reforming and striking down unjust and unequal laws across communities must be taken forward while expanding secular legislation to ensure gender justice.
Different opinions emerged from the five-judge constitution bench.
The five-judge bench set aside triple talaq by a 3-2 majority.
Even if the Supreme Court ultimately invalidates triple talaq, it remains to be seen whether the apex court will test the practice against the fundamental rights of equality, non-discrimination and personal liberty.
The apex court said each side will be given two days to present their arguments.
There are several provisions under Muslim personal law that discriminate against women and do not give them the rights women of other religions enjoy.
Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
In a statement, the organisation stressed the necessity of ensuring gender justice within Islamic personal law, without the issue being dragged into the Uniform Civil Code debate.
I felt a sense of unease as I read the words of the first servant of the nation: it was as if a dagger, thrust in my heart, was being twisted and I could sense the delight of the hand behind it.
In a statement released by ‘Muslims and people of Muslim descent’ a clear stand has been made against both the Hindu as well as the Muslim Right.
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.
It is high time for the Muslim women to know that triple talaq is un-Quranic and needs to be fought against.
Muslim personal laws and Indian secular laws already provide a two-tiered system of protection for Muslim women.
A woman spokesperson for the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that most Muslim women in the country did not agree with calls for the reform of Muslim personal law.
According to a plagiarism software, 79% of the article was presented verbatim in the order, with no reference no to the original whatsoever.
As the debate on banning Triple Talaq in India is again making news, Mariya Salim reminds the AIMPLB members that they need to take the side of the aggrieved and support the ban.
Bano is challenging the practices of instant triple talaq, polygamy, and halala in the Supreme Court, arguing that they are unconstitutional and violative of her fundamental rights.
Activist Zakia Soman on recent comments by Justice B. Kemal Pasha, the patriarchal stranglehold on Islam and the need to codify Muslim personal law.