The board seems to have forgotten its progressive roots, instead choosing not to support fights for gender and social justice.
Indian Muslims have come a long way since the Shah Bano case in the 1980s; today, there is a vibrant debate within the community on the need for respecting the rights of women in marriage and the family.
Reports published by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan leave several questions about Muslim personal law unanswered.
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.
The party believes it has been successful in denting Modi’s expensively cultivated image of being a development man but it is not clear what it stands for or whether it knows how to get what it wants.
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.
Muslim men are now also talking and speaking up against unjust anti-women practices. They are no longer willing to remain mute spectators and be scared of the conservative forces within the community.
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.
The rows over JNU and Rohith Vemula have been missed opportunities for the Muslims of India to express their solidarity with other marginalised communities.
On the ninth anniversary of Chandralekha’s passing, marked by a photo exhibition in Chennai on her life’s work, a remembrance of her singular presence – integrating work, play and life into a single whole; and emphasising the centrality of the feminine principle in dance.
To speak against the Hindu religion is now an affront to the larger nationalist cause. Even if the ‘bad’ Hindu’s criticism has ethical intentions – such as the fight against superstition – he is an unwanted threat to the cause of religious nationalism.