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
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
Reform, without ‘reformers’ is not possible.
Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Ambedkar, in his book, The Untouchables, wrote-
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“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.”
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