The Indian Express explains the background of the Uniform Civil Code debate, and the significance of the citizens’ intervention
Eight eminent citizens, including scholars, a retired senior Army officer, two Magsaysay award winners, writers, classical singer and a legal luminary have lent their weight to the draft.
Jayaprakash Narayan would have been 115 today. In an India that is very different, but is dominated once again by a single political force, what is the significance of his righteous but, in the long term, unworkable, message?
Brought into the statute by the UPA-II in 2009, Section 66A had empowered the police to make arrests over what the policemen, in terms of their subjective discretion, could construe as “offensive” or “menacing”.
And how the police action against them serves a larger political and social goal
Inquilab, on September 10, writes: “A large section of the media, if not the entire media, has been terrified by this murder. But some sycophants, in the garb of being journalists, are detached from this situation and were busy finding a rationale for the murder".
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that instant triple talaq illegal, the question has been so frequently discussed, in fact, that it would appear as if Muslim law is the only such personal law that, despite being at variance with other Constitutional laws, is accorded "protection".
Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba in Spain offers a peek into a past where civilisations cleaved and coalesced in equal measures. It offers multi-layered way of seeing the world -- Visigoth, Roman, Byzantine, Caliphate, Arab, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, all under one roof.
The murder of Gauri Lankesh, which followed the murders of Rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and Prof MM Kalburgi, is a signal that dissent won't be tolerated in the world’s largest democracy
The government has decided it does not agree that Jamia is a ‘minority’ institution. Why has a constitutionally given right caused prolonged conflict? The Indian Express explains
Hindutvavadis saw Gandhi’s eclecticism and abhorrence of the two-nation theory as a threat to their ideas. The communal hate fuelled by Partition and the quick turn of events between August 1947 and January 1948 created an enabling climate for them to kill Gandhi.
The apex court on Thursday called on the government “to examine and put into place a robust regime for data protection”.
"This historic, unanimous judgment was triggered by the preposterous claim by the government that the “right to privacy” was not a fundamental right."
The Supreme Court verdict in the case, on the question of the amount of maintenance to be provided to a divorced Muslim woman, was overturned by Parliament through enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986
Seventy moments that defined the journey of the world’s largest democracy.
“It is being said that in Pakistan what the (military) establishment wants is done. The army there was not happy with the politics of Nawaz Sharif and his efforts for better relations with India. There has been slow progress in the legal action against other people whereas the judiciary showed extreme promptness in the matter relating to Nawaz Sharif.”
As Hamid Ansari leaves office, he speaks to Indian Express on his two terms, the challenges he faced and those before the country.
Prasanna believes that technology ruling lives can only be deemed as fair if it is “proveably so and nothing in Aadhaar has been able to convince me of that”.
The Opposition Vice-Presidential candidate added; “So if JDU MPs vote for me as a result of their own assessment of the option, that would be a sign of their independence from NDA in the national context.”
Pranab Mukherjee, India’s President till Tuesday morning has been in all senses a copybook one, with a keen sense of what is right, appropriate and proper in the Constitution.
After being elected as President of India, Kovind said, "I never aspired to be the President. My win is a message to those discharging their duties with integrity. My election as the President is an evidence of the greatness of Indian democracy.”
UCLA professor discusses recent lynchings in India, sees the state as 'somewhat thuggish'
UCLA professor sees recent lynchings in India as decentralised but with an aspirational quality
Scavengers’ rehabilitation fund is down 100 times since 2013-14, BJP spokesperson says lower amounts are due to greater devolution to states
Director Feroz Abbas Khan adapts the epic Mughal-e-Azam into a musical, with elaborate stage sets and costumes, which has the scope of cinema and the soul of theatre
Scholar speaks about persisting discrimination against Dalits, tells The Indian Express why he accepted Amdedkar Award with a ‘heavy heart’.
The retired officials have questioned the idea that “those in authority should not be questioned”, and have expressed concern over “growing hyper-nationalism that reduces any critique to a binary: if you are not with the government, you are anti-national”
IGNCA head says it is guided by tenure of former PM, denies thrust on single line of thought
Seema Chishti traces history of Constituent Assembly debates leading to Article 48
Babri Masjid demolition case: A look at CBI chargesheet leading to special court framing conspiracy charges against top BJP leaders in Babri demolition case
Thorat, who received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony in Vigyan Bhawan, did not get a chance to speak at the event.
The NCM is supposed to have a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and 7 members, at least 5 of whom should be from minority communities.
In case of a relationship breaking down irreconcilably, it reiterates three methods of divorce it sees as Islamic and adviseable.
It said, that enhanced dower could be seen as a disincentive for breaking this clause, “eg of Rs 50,000 may be deemed multiplied 10 times, upto Rs 500,000” in case this condition is violated.
On October 16, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, which was amended in 2005, could not be held to apply retrospectively. (Prakash and Ors versus Phulavati and Ors)
The Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) surveyed 20,671 individuals — 16,860 men and 3,811 women — across India between March and May this year.