The writer is distinguished jurist chair and professor of eminence, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University.
The impression that the Act has repealed the Muslim law on divorce by husbands in its entirety is not correct. Its provisions are restricted in their effect to talaq-e-bidat, the two forms of which have been mentioned above.
The nation is indeed tired of the sickening mandir-masjid dispute which has been perpetuating communal tensions and shattering social harmony. We must now avail whatever chance the Court has provided to bury the hatchet and hope for sustaining bonhomie in future.
Does a prayer become objectionable because it is in Urdu, because God is invoked as Khuda and Allah?
What is the sense in retaining an archaic law of foreign origin in certain national territories, 58 years after their assimilation into the nation?
For those interested in hearing from the horse’s mouth the story of Ram’s successes and failures, he has left behind two books, which are partly in the nature of memoirs. The first of these, curiously titled Conscience of a Maverick, was published in 2007. Seven years later, to counter criticism, he wrote another book, Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant.
It should be a predominantly jurists’ commission, not a retired judges’ collective with a sprinkling of legal scholarship and jurisprudential expertise.
Cleared by Parliament, the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 does not further empower the NHRC, ignores need for structural changes.
Parties to the dispute should reach a compromise and resolve not to let the unpleasant history repeat itself elsewhere.
The rulers of the day, basking in the glory of an unprecedented electoral victory, and their ardent admirers, must realise that the 250 million-strong minorities of India are equal citizens of the country. They are as patriotic as the one billion-strong majority.
The ban on face-covering in Sri Lanka is a precautionary security measure and the Kerala educational organisation’s circular prohibiting the practice — notably, issued before the Sri Lanka incident — is an admirable attempt to put the record straight on the Quranic injunction concerning women’s dress.
Has communal electioneering become an inseparable characteristic of Indian politics? Are we, the citizens of secular India, to perpetually bear with it?
It is time to thank God for services provided and jettison the concept.
Over seven decades after his assassination, Gandhi is still reviled for his commitment to a secular India.
In Sabarimala, apex court could have been cautious in applying constitutional ideals
Supreme Court holds adultery, marriage to be civil matters. Shouldn’t this hold for triple talaq?
Law panel’s recommendations on personal law are selective, ill-judged.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poems are a part of his legacy that must not be ignored.
National commissions are white elephants: Expensive and ineffective.
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