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Faizan Mustafa

The writer is vice chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

From Jessica Lal’s case to Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s, why witness protection in India remains vexed
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

The Delhi government notified a witness protection scheme on July 31, 2015. On February 7, 2017, MoS (Home) Hansraj Ahir told Rajya Sabha there was no consensus on witness protection, and law and order is a state subject.

Learning from a neighbour
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Indian judiciary could look at how Pak courts dealt with lynching of Mashal Khan.

Govt vs Supreme Court is now Judges vs CJI
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Supreme Court crisis: There has been previous confrontation but this one is of different magnitude, the fight within makes it the worst crisis in the country’s judicial history.

Legal excess
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The triple talaq bill is a textbook case of overcriminalisation

The Defender Of Faith
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

In contending that secularism is a lie, Yogi Adityanath tragically gets it right

Misreading Sir Syed
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

He is erroneously believed to be a proponent of the two-nation theory

Religion At State Expense
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

SC verdict in the Gujarat shrines compensation case raises important questions.

Right to Privacy: What the Supreme Court said
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

In historic 9-0 verdict, the Supreme Court establishes a new bar for civil liberties, individual rights and the freedom of choice in India; stresses Constitution’s silences are important, too.

3 judgments, 3 takeaways
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

In striking down instant triple talaq, the Supreme Court has struck a historic blow for gender justice in India. It has also underlined, with greater emphasis than ever before, the ‘absolute’ nature of the freedom of religion guaranteed in the Constitution of India

A Litmus Test
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Supreme Court must interpret Constitution in a manner that ensures right to privacy

Law, morality, triple talaq
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

The issue is not whether triple talaq is an essential practice of Islam, but whether it is an essential practice of the Hanafi school.

Remake the marriage contract
Thu, May 11, 2017

Nikahnamas that bar triple talaq could work much better than making the practice illegal.

Beyond the backwardness cap
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Quota for Muslims beyond the 50 per cent ceiling in Telangana is justified

Minority Report
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Designation of ‘minorities’ is well-settled in law. The current debate is unnecessary

Not justice
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Bombay HC’s order in Mohsin Sheikh case rewrites jurisprudence of provocation in dangerous ways. It must spur review of bail law

Making playing of national anthem mandatory goes against its spirit
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Justice Dipak Misra’s interim order directing that the national anthem be played in cinema halls has initiated a new debate.

Look Who’s Talking
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

The most vociferous critics of reforms in Hindu law are now arguing for the UCC

Multiple ways to equality
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The debate on polygamy and gender justice is more complicated than it is made out to be

Illusion of legality
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

In fact, the Muslim Personal Law Board has, in its affidavit in the apex court, taken the position that MPL is not “law” as defined by the Indian Constitution.

For Muslims, primarily
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

AMU founder intended it to cater to the community’s educational needs.

BJP, Like Congress
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

There is little difference between the two on the use of Article 356

Indian Penal Change
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

IPC has often been haphazardly amended. It needs a comprehensive revision.

Why Legal Pluralism Matters
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

The government’s version of the uniform civil code must be debated publicly.

Judging The Headscarf
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

The essentiality of religious practices is best determined by clergy, not judiciary.

The Unfreedom of Religion
Tue, May 05, 2015

Supreme Court has taken a restrictive view of Article 25.

Three is a crowd
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

SC decision on polygamy significantly advances Muslim personal law reform.

When not to use power
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

NDA’s ordinances are not against text of Constitution — but they go against its spirit.

Rough justice
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

In pushing for juvenile age to be lowered, the court regresses.

Court must cast a wider net
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Justice Shah’s proposal ensures judges’ ‘external’ independence from government, but not their ‘internal’ autonomy.