The writer is distinguished jurist chair and professor of eminence, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University.
Till the end, Justice Rajinder Sachar spoke up for the rights of fellow citizens
In both religion and law, polygamy has no place.
Lingayats’ claim to ‘separate religion’ status is untenable
Failure of religious leaders made state intervention on triple talaq inevitable
In light of Hadiya case, freedom to marry who you want must be a fundamental right
Supreme Court’s places of worship ruling betrays a selective reading of constitutional provisions
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
Triple divorce is neither fundamental to Islam, nor is it sacramental. It can’t be an enforceable civil right
Triple talaq will not be addressed by political rhetoric, trial by media or social boycotts. It will take strategic legislation to bring genuine reform
Religious freedom under the Constitution is conditional, open to state intervention.
Phenomenon of the non-academic VC is part of a wider crisis of the university.
Zafrullah Khan’s role in Pakistan’s history is not recognised for he belonged to a community deemed apostate.
The ‘ADM Jabalpur’ judgment in the backdrop of Emergency remains a blot.
The apex court has the opportunity to enforce the true Islamic law on divorce.
Why can the people of the subcontinent not unite in a confederation?
Separate personal laws for communities are antithetical to a uniform civil code.
The concept of wakf for the settler’s limitless generations is archaic.
Constitution and legal precedent give individuals the right to say no to yoga.
Constitution, not community’s code, should decide religion-based disputes.
To claim that heavenly law is supra-constitutional is to live in a fool’s paradise
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.