Muslim personal law

Nikah Halala has security implications that are often ignored

Nikah Halala has ended up a tool in the hands of a hostile country. It also needs to be seen in that light.

Aug 10, 2018, 09:24 AM IST

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

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

Ahead of Supreme Court's hearing, Muslim women recite Hanuman Chalisa to end triple talaq

Muslim women in Varanasi were seen reciting Hanuman Chalisa ahead of the Supreme Court's hearing of the batch of pleas filed to end triple talaq.

May 10, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

If triple talaq has Sharia's approval, why have THESE Islamic countries banned it? (See list)

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, a non-governmental body which oversees the application of Muslim personal law, opposes any ban on triple talaq and polygamy.

Apr 19, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Muslim clerics hit out at centre's interference on personal law

Muslim clerics in West Bengal attacked the central government on Tuesday for interfering with Muslim Personal Law.

Nov 09, 2016, 00:10 AM 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

Personal laws must be constitutionally compliant; 'triple talaq' should be judged on yardstick of equality: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the government was of the clear view that personal laws should be constitutionally compliant.

Oct 16, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

Triple Talaq saves women from being murdered, polygamy ban encourages illicit sex: Muslim Board to SC

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board​, in its counter affidavit filed in Supreme Court, said the contentious issue relating to Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq can`t be interfered with.

Sep 03, 2016, 14:19 PM IST

Supreme Court to examine Muslim personal law

The Supreme Court will examine to what extent courts can look into Muslim personal law, including triple talaq, if they violate the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Jun 29, 2016, 18:50 PM IST

Muslim woman, divorced through speed post, moves Supreme Court against 'triple talaq'

AIMWPLB president Shaista Ambar has called for nullifying the triple talaq system.

May 18, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

Triple talaq is un-Islamic and evil practice: AIMWPLB president Shaista Ambar

Talaq-e-bidat is a Muslim man divorcing his wife by pronouncing more than one talaq in a single tuhr.

Apr 15, 2016, 10:52 AM IST

SC asks Centre's response on Muslim personal law petition

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file before it the report of a committee which was constituted earlier to look into the aspects of personal laws relating to marriage, divorce and custody prevalent in various religious minorities, including Muslims.

Mar 28, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

Muslim women deprived of rights enshrined in Islam: Kerala HC judge

Justice B Kemal Pasha of the Kerala High Court sparked a controversy last week when he said Muslim women were being deprived of the rights enshrined in Islam.

Mar 10, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

Taslima hails Kerala judge for asking 'why Muslim women can't have many husbands'

Justice Pasha said that Muslim personal laws are heavily loaded against women. 

Mar 07, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

Muslim personal law can't be subjected to scrutiny by Supreme Court: Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind

Powerful body of Muslim cleric, Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind on Friday opposed the Supreme Court decision to take up the matter relating to marriage and divorce rights of Muslim women.

Feb 06, 2016, 09:36 AM IST

Panel discussion on Muslim women being subjected to gender discrimination

Has Muslim personal law gone against Muslim women? Why are Muslim women falling prey to gender discrimination in a country where everyone has equal rights?

Oct 29, 2015, 20:19 PM IST

SC to examine Muslim Personal Law, may consider banning polygamy

The SC has asked the CJI to constitute an "appropriate bench" to examine the question as to whether Muslim women are facing gender discrimination in cases of divorce.

Oct 29, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Child Marriage Prohibition Act applies to Muslims too: Gujarat HC

The Gujarat High Court has ruled that Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) will apply to a Muslim person too, saying that those who obstructed changes in the Muslim personal law harmed the community's interests.

Sep 25, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Anti-child marriage act prevails over Muslim Personal Law: Madras HC

The Madras High Court has held that the act prohibiting child marriages was not against the Muslim Personal Law and would prevail over the latter as it had been enacted for the welfare of girl children.

Apr 01, 2015, 18:12 PM IST