India needs a UCC that draws not on the norms of one religion but on the most promising aspects of its various dynamic cultures so as to democratise families, religious groups, and the nation.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.
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.
In episode 55 of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the practice of triple talaq and job losses in Narendra Modi’s term as prime minister.
The AIMPLB believes the Quran sanctions wife beating but is willing to let that ‘right’ be trumped by secular law. So why is it insisting on the sanctity of patriarchal practices that are not Islamic?
The apex court appeared concerned regarding the options that would be left to a Muslim man if all forms of talaq were struck down.
When church and state come together, the patriarchal attitudes and assertions within religion, society, the polity and the state get consolidated, a cause for concern for women who are marginalised and discriminated against.
In this atmosphere of hate and suspicion, India needs people who will stand up and not flinch from defending those citizens who are under attack.
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.
Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
The forum, which has RSS ideologue Indresh Kumar as its patron, confirmed the sequence of events even as Jamia Millia Islamia authorities rubbished the allegations.
In Marriage and its Discontents: Women, Islam and the Law in India, Sylvia Vatuk argues how ‘paternalistic attitudes’ affect women suffering in abusive and troubled marriages.
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.
The BMMA has welcomed the judgment saying it will help their case in the Supreme Court and reiterated that the practice is neither Quranic nor constitutional.
In response to an allegation of “unscientific research”, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan staunchly declares that their research doesn’t take away the suffering of the various Muslim women they worked with.
Reports published by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan leave several questions about Muslim personal law unanswered.
This week’s column looks at the relationship between legislation and rights.
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.
Siddharth Vardarajan, one of the founding editors of The Wire and Moulana Syed Athar Hussein Dehlavi, chairman of Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, discuss the controversy surrounding triple talaq.
Privileging “greater injustices” faced by the Muslim community in India over gender justice within Islam is counterproductive and further marginalises Muslim women.
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 Quran demands time and patience in executing a divorce in the hope of making the union possible knowing that the couple is bound to have differences.
In conversation with Flavia Agnes on framing gender-just laws and why a uniform civil code is not the answer.
The debate over triple talaq is morphing from a women’s rights issue to a larger legislative one, with proponents for a uniform civil code jumping into the fray.
The commission has asked whether the existing personal laws and customary practices need codification and whether it would benefit people
Early this month the Supreme Court gave the Centre four weeks to submit its reply to a batch of petitions concerning the practice of triple talaq.
According to the Bebaak Collective, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s arguments to the Supreme Court are not only conservative, but discriminatory.
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.
The main concern for the BJP will be that the UCC will derail the RSS agenda of creating a ‘Hindu rashtra’ and its ‘love jihad’ propaganda.
A Muslim woman will still have to go to court to secure her rights.
The court said it would examine to what extent it could interfere with Muslim personal laws, if they were found to violate the fundamental rights of citizens as enshrined in the constitution.
It is high time for the Muslim women to know that triple talaq is un-Quranic and needs to be fought against.
In a statement, 227 Muslim men have issued a call to ban the practices and said that they support the women challenging them.
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.
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.
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