DIVORCE IN ISLAM
Eight states lend support to law against instant talaq
The Supreme Court had declared the age-old Islamic practice as arbitrary and unconstitutional in August, but reports of instant triple talaq continued to surface even after that.
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet endorses Centre's triple talaq draft proposal
The Centre's draft law was formally endorsed by the state government at a...
One nation one code- will the UCC make Indian families fairer?
Extra-judicial divorce remains more readily available to Muslim men than to Mu...
Indian Muslims should embrace triple talaq verdict
On August 22, the Supreme Court ruled that triple talaq -- the practice which allows a man to divorce his wife instantly by saying the word talaq thrice -- is unconstitutional. Predictably, the ruling was denounced by a number of Muslim leaders and organisations. Some interpreted it as an attack on their religion and way of life. Others saw a conspiracy angle in the importance given to an issue.
When the Constitution and religious laws collide
The authority to hear cases under personal laws rests with the lower courts and the power to test these laws is vested in the higher courts of India.
Madhu Kishwar's open letter to PM Modi on how to break the UCC stalemate
Dumping the Hindu Code will take the wind out of the sails of all those who allege that UCC is a ploy to Hinduise Muslims and Christians, Kishwar says.
How female qazis took the law into their own hands
BMMA established the Darul Uloom Niswaan in 2016 to train women from across the country. Of the 30 that enrolled, 13 have finally been awarded with the designation of a qazi.
Will Supreme Court consider nikah halala, polygamy challenges as well?
Nikah halala is the practice of temporary marriage and divorce that makes it permissible for an already divorced woman to remarry the previous husband in certain sects.
View: Supreme Court remains pillar of Indian democracy
On the whole, the Supreme Court lives up to the expectation that it would serve as a solid pillar of Indian democracy.
Why India doesn’t have a Uniform Civil Code
Each religious community in India has certain unique practices in family life, from marriage to inheritance and from marital separation to maintenance and adoption.
Overturned: Verdict by Supreme Court's Raj-era avatar
The first reported verdict pertaining to triple talaq was delivered in a Bombay case in 1906 in which Justice Batchelor had termed triple talaq "good in law though bad in theology".
Triple talaq verdict a step towards justice to women: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she was very happy as a woman with the judgement of the apex court.
Triple talaq verdict: Government wants court to do their job, says Supreme Court
There can be no doubt, and it is our definitive conclusion, that the position can only be salvaged by way of legislation, said the bench.
Supreme Court verdict great victory for progressive personal laws: Arun Jaitley
The SC by a majority verdict today set aside the practice of triple talaq among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional.
What after Triple Talaq judgement? All that you need to know
The SC said triple talaq violates the fundamental right of Muslim women as it irrevocably ends marriage and is against the basic tenets of Quran.