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Letter to 'open-minded' Indian citizens - Retelling Uniform Civil code

Dear ‘open-minded’ Indian citizens,

With the Law Commission currently seeking public opinion on the Uniform Civil Code, issues related to the implementation of UCC across India have once again come to the fore. 1,219 more words

Musings

TALAQ, TALAQ, . . .

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

The raging debate in the country today is on gender justice: can a woman be denied her fundamental rights because she belongs to a certain faith? 1,251 more words

POLITICAL

Muslim personal law in India is retrogressive - N.D. Nalapat

According to Nehruvian secularism, the “majority” can do no right and the “minority” no wrong. Hence, when laws designed to bring some of the traditional practices of those professing Hinduism into the 20th century, any effort at ensuring a similar modernising exercise on the Muslim community was discarded. 970 more words

India

Why We Must Have a Uniform Civil Code

“You must bring it, also for the muslim community. Take it from me that the Muslim community is prepared to have it but you are not brave enough to do it.”, thundered J.B. 1,079 more words

POLICY SAMVAAD

Irrfan Khan is the Madaari Indian Muslims need

Reform, without ‘reformers’ is not possible.

Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Ambedkar, in his book, The Untouchables, wrote-

“Unfortunately, no Brahmin scholar has so far come forward to play the part of a Voltaire who had the intellectual honesty to rise against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, in which he was brought up.”

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STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

The Triple Talaaq Taboo: A Quick Guide

Muslim women have always been struggling to reform their personal laws for being granted maintenance, banning triple talaaq and other such patriarchal practices. Recently, a Muslim woman challenged not just her personal case of triple talaaq but the entirety of this un-Quranic practice.  324 more words

Talking Points