Uniform Civil Code

Viewing Uniform Civil Code through a post-democratic prism

In a democratic, constitutionalist and enlightened constitution like ours, the state is obliged to treat its citizens equally.

Dec 31, 2017, 13:02 PM IST
Polygamy next target for Muslim activists who pressed for triple talaq ban

Polygamy next target for Muslim activists who pressed for triple talaq ban

Many activists termed the ban on triple talaq "a start". Clearly, this alone is not going to be enough. 

Dec 29, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Woman accuses husband of giving triple talaq when she was unconscious

Woman accuses husband of giving triple talaq when she was unconscious

A 23-year-old woman has accused her husband of giving triple talaq while she was unconscious. The mother of a three-year-old son, Rubina Afzal Lakhani, on Thursday lodged an FIR against her husband Afzal Hussain at the Rajkot mahila police station and alleged that he assaulted her and made her leave the house 18 months ago.

Sep 23, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
When Atal Bihari Vajpayee lambasted political parties over Uniform Civil Code – Watch video

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee lambasted political parties over Uniform Civil Code – Watch video

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam".

Aug 24, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath equates 'triple talaq' with disrobing of Draupadi, says those silent on the matter equally guilty

UP CM Yogi Adityanath equates 'triple talaq' with disrobing of Draupadi, says those silent on the matter equally guilty

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath further advocated the implementation of a common civil code. 

Apr 17, 2017, 12:50 PM IST

SC to examine the legal validity of triple talaq

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would not get into the issue of Uniform Civil Code but described the triple talaq as a serious issue of human rights.

Feb 15, 2017, 00:38 AM IST
Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen joins civil code debate, faces flak from fundamentalists

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen joins civil code debate, faces flak from fundamentalists

Taslima Nasreen, the controversial Bangladeshi author who has been living in exile since 1994, joined the Uniform Civil Code debate on Monday, saying India urgently needed a uniform civil law.

Jan 23, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Jallikattu protest a lesson for Hindutva forces, Uniform Civil Code cannot be "imposed": Asaduddin Owaisi

Jallikattu protest a lesson for Hindutva forces, Uniform Civil Code cannot be "imposed": Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said the huge protests across Tamil Nadu against the Jallikattu ban are a lesson for the Hindutva forces.

Jan 20, 2017, 12:13 PM IST
Muslim intellectual Tufail Ahmad proposes a revolutionary Uniform Civil Code

Muslim intellectual Tufail Ahmad proposes a revolutionary Uniform Civil Code

Tufail Ahmad, a leading Muslim scholar on Wednesday proposed a draft Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to initiate a public debate on it.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:11 PM IST

AIMPLB convention to formulate strategy on UCC, triple talaq

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, which will start its three-day convention from Friday, said that the issues of uniform civil code and triple talaq were raised by the BJP and RSS to divert attention from their 'failures'.

Nov 17, 2016, 22:30 PM IST
Uniform Civil Code: BSP only party to respond to Law Commission questionnaire

Uniform Civil Code: BSP only party to respond to Law Commission questionnaire

The BSP statement said the BJP has been trying to impose the agenda of the RSS on the people ever since it came to power at the Centre.

Nov 11, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

Union Minister welcomes Khushbu's remarks on common civil code

On the Cauvery water-sharing issue, the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways said the more than 40-year-old dispute could not be expected to be solved in four months.

Nov 01, 2016, 00:24 AM IST

Triple Talaq: Muslim forum lauds PM Narendra Modi's remark, slams Muslim law board for creating ''fear psychosis''

The founder of the Haji Ali Sabke Liye movement, Feroze Mithiborwala, has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement that the triple talaq issue should not be treated as a Hindu-Muslim matter and added that this comment signals the emergence of a positive and liberal climate across the country.

Oct 25, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi blasts people advocating 'triple talaq', says won't let Muslim women suffer

PM Narendra Modi blasts people advocating 'triple talaq', says won't let Muslim women suffer

PM Narendra Modi on Monday, while addressing a rally in UP's Mahoba, lashed out at people advocating 'triple talaq'.

Oct 24, 2016, 14:37 PM IST

No hidden agenda behind triple talaq opposition: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Government has no "hidden agenda" of imposing uniform civil code or behind the opposition to the triple talaq among Muslims, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad rejecting allegations by religious bodies and opposition parties as completely baseless.

Oct 20, 2016, 18:13 PM IST
Narendra Modi govt converting India into 'Hindu Rashtra' by imposing Uniform Civil Code : Asaduddin Owaisi

Narendra Modi govt converting India into 'Hindu Rashtra' by imposing Uniform Civil Code : Asaduddin Owaisi

The MP from Hyderabad said that by interfering in the Muslim Personal Law, the government was trying to show that Muslims were second class citizens.

Oct 20, 2016, 17:42 PM IST

Muslim women will not tolerate interference in Sharia: AIMPLB members

Asma Zehra, one of the members of the apex body of Indian Muslims, said Sharia is oxygen for Muslim men and women.
 

Oct 20, 2016, 00:45 AM IST
Scrutiny of triple talaq is judicial legislation: AIMPLB to SC

Scrutiny of triple talaq is judicial legislation: AIMPLB to SC

A prominent Muslim body on Tuesday vehemently opposed the scrutiny of the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy by the Supreme Court.

Oct 18, 2016, 22:31 PM IST

All personal laws need reforms but not uniform civil code

Alleging that "communal" forces have launched an offensive on identity of minorities, CPI(M) today said that any move to push Uniform Civil Code "as is being done by the government" will be counterproductive for women's rights even as it favoured reforms in personal laws of all communities, including Hindus.

Oct 18, 2016, 17:22 PM IST
Uniformity is not the guarantee for equality: CPI (M) on triple talaq

Uniformity is not the guarantee for equality: CPI (M) on triple talaq

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has supported the demand of Muslim women against the arbitrary practice of triple talaq and alleged that the ruling dispensation at the Centre was not interested in securing women’s equality but in targeting the minority communities.

Oct 18, 2016, 13:58 PM IST