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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Faizan Mustafa

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

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.