Tahir Mahmood

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

Custom vs law
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

In Sabarimala, apex court could have been cautious in applying constitutional ideals

No place for the IPC
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Supreme Court holds adultery, marriage to be civil matters. Shouldn’t this hold for triple talaq?

The commission’s omissions
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Law panel’s recommendations on personal law are selective, ill-judged.

Prime Minister who was a poet
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poems are a part of his legacy that must not be ignored.

Commissions Of Inaction
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

National commissions are white elephants: Expensive and ineffective.

A Legend In His Lifetime
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Till the end, Justice Rajinder Sachar spoke up for the rights of fellow citizens

An untenable defence
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

In both religion and law, polygamy has no place.

In Bad Faith
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Lingayats’ claim to ‘separate religion’ status is untenable

In the interest of justice
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Failure of religious leaders made state intervention on triple talaq inevitable

The Liberty To Love
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

In light of Hadiya case, freedom to marry who you want must be a fundamental right

Articles Of Faith
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Supreme Court’s places of worship ruling betrays a selective reading of constitutional provisions

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?