Tahir Mahmood

The writer is distinguished jurist chair and professor of eminence, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University.

All’s well that ends well
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

The Supreme Court has rightly struck down triple talaq. But it could have done so by simply reiterating its own sensible ruling in the Shamim Ara case

Ball in the Supreme Court
Mon, May 15, 2017

Triple divorce is neither fundamental to Islam, nor is it sacramental. It can’t be an enforceable civil right

Justice by law
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Triple talaq will not be addressed by political rhetoric, trial by media or social boycotts. It will take strategic legislation to bring genuine reform

Faith And Its Limits
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Religious freedom under the Constitution is conditional, open to state intervention.

His Master’s Choice
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Phenomenon of the non-academic VC is part of a wider crisis of the university.

Ahmadis and an unsung hero
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Zafrullah Khan’s role in Pakistan’s history is not recognised for he belonged to a community deemed apostate.

When Judges Got It Wrong
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The ‘ADM Jabalpur’ judgment in the backdrop of Emergency remains a blot.

For Justice’s Sake
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

The apex court has the opportunity to enforce the true Islamic law on divorce.

A dream called Akhand Bharat
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Why can the people of the subcontinent not unite in a confederation?

Walking away from the code
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Separate personal laws for communities are antithetical to a uniform civil code.

Repeal This
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

The concept of wakf for the settler’s limitless generations is archaic.

An Untenable Posture
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Constitution and legal precedent give individuals the right to say no to yoga.

For all the Shah Banos
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Constitution, not community’s code, should decide religion-based disputes.

Down to earth
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

To claim that heavenly law is supra-constitutional is to live in a fool’s paradise

The real honour
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

If it wants to show respect to Vajpayee, the Modi government must curb attempts to create communal tension

Friend, philosopher and imam
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The question of hereditary imams raises complex legal and religious questions.

This selective outrage
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The SC rulings in Sarla Mudgal and Lily Thomas have not stopped the horrendous practice of married men committing fraud.

The loudspeaker provocation
Sat, Aug 09, 2014

A blanket ban would not violate religious rights of any individual or community.

Court, misquote
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

The Supreme Court has not declared fatwas illegal. It has situated them within the law.

No thank-you cards for UPA
Thu, May 22, 2014

But new government will be judged by how it treats minorities.

Remember him right
Sat, Feb 27, 2010

On his birthday,celebrate Islam’s Prophet as a man who believed in secular knowledge and gender equality....

Us and them
Tue, Jan 12, 2010

On the eve of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ongoing visit to India,the media highlighted a recent development in her country’s judicial spectrum.

You asked,we answered
Tue, Dec 29, 2009

The National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities,popularly known as Ranganath Misra Commission...

Warming up the code
Tue, Oct 13, 2009

Reforming Muslim law answers the call for a uniform civil code....

Jinnah’s double whammy
Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Jinnah is once again changing the course of Indian politics. Ever since 1947,he has been seen in India as the sole architect of Partition...

Personal law,social myths
Mon, Sep 07, 2009

Why some Muslim clergy are on a collision course with the courts....