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.
How different sections of society were seduced by the Hindutva narrative and an elaborate division of labour in its ranks paid off
Nehru and Ambedkar broke taboos with personal ties that challenged prejudices. Such acts now attract lynch mobs. Worse, there are attempts to sanitise violence, making it seem the new normal.
The socialist leader was a lynchpin of Janta's anti-Congressism; in a changed time, socialists and Congress seek to rally the Opposition against the day's dominant power.
At the Express Adda held in Mumbai last week, actor Saif Ali Khan spoke to Deputy Editor Seema Chishti on the changes in Hindi cinema, censorship and being boxed in by identities.
Is India on its way to acquiring Pakistan-like blasphemy laws?
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board was set up in 1973, the trigger being a fear that Muslim identities were being scrubbed
The Lokpal was meant to tackle corruption in high places. So many years have passed since the law was passed, but a Lokpal has not been established.
"The appointment of Yogi Adityanath is, in a way, making UP the next laboratory after Gujarat. "
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute: “If it comes to that, we will also get our learned people, people concerned with the matter and try and do the needful. But any decision cannot be ek-tarafa or one-sided.”
In the UP election campaign, all the things usually used to signal ‘vikas’ — welfare schemes, laptops, housing, jobs — were directly connected with Hindutva
How Modi and the new BJP is to be fought will preoccupy most of the non-BJP opposition parties.
Syed Shahabuddin looked for spades, and upon finding them, called them that.
As the PM invoked graveyards and shamshans, there was a sense of the BJP using a theme thought to have been put on the back-burner after securing New Delhi in 2014.
The allusion to “our women” was widely interpreted as an indirect reference to inter-community and inter-caste marriages.
It is the story of many migrants here — economic slowdown, has brought them back home because they cannot afford their upkeep in cities.
Most migrant workers The Indian Express spoke to across this region seem not to expect UP to miraculously yield jobs.
She reached out to farmers, saying she would waive farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh.
Its core base weaned away in 2014, its Muslim push upended by SP-Cong alliance, BSP looks to regain one section and win over the other
Though 1963 saw the nascent beginnings of opposition to Nehru, it was in 1967 that a sharper, decisive blow was delivered to the Congress as it lost power in some major states, including Tamil Nadu and Bengal.
Many papers are giving indications that Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party could prove to be the dark horse
Akhilesh Yadav has tried to shake off baggage of ‘goonda raj’ reputation and caste constraints, yet sought to hold on to party’s original support base.
The son of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh has been criss-crossing western Uttar Pradesh, and has almost simultaneously effected a generational change in his party.
On campaign in western UP, Chief Minister talks about SP's new brand and Congress alliance.
It is something beyond the numbers that has brought together two parties with one of the most uneasy relationships in North India’s history.
The mood is taciturn, floating voters prefer silence.
Village Chuharpur has 1,100 voters, mostly Muslims, mainly farmers and others engaged in odd jobs around farm activity. Here, the SP is being looked at with renewed interest.
In 2008, elections to three northeastern states were very close to the presentation of the budget, but at the time no one made it an issue.
Justice J S Verma’s daughter Shubhra Verma recalls how he regretted his 1995 judgment being twisted.
The last time Gandhi spoke out against the PM — on his return from a 56-day break in 2015 — the three words, “suit-boot ki sarkar”.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Uzma Naheed asked whether only Muslims and their personal laws are to be commented upon.
At a rally in UP on October 24, PM Narendra Modi had said “lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq”.