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.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
The conservative interior ministers want to ensure women show their face while driving, when they register with authorities, at passport controls and at demonstrations.
A mob attacked the women after they had been detained by the police, with a video showing the police making half-hearted attempts to control the crowd.
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.
In a statement, 227 Muslim men have issued a call to ban the practices and said that they support the women challenging them.
A new performance based on the writings of Muslim women from about a century ago has important implications for the Indian feminist movement today.
The Gender Beat: Hostile Neighbours, Indifferent Police in Kerala Rape-Murder; Women’s Commission to Study Triple Talaq
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality