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Women’s movement and practising feminists statement against All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s affidavit claiming triple talaq is Islamic

We, as part of women’s movement and practising feminists working with Muslim community and the women of the community for years in India, take the liberty to write this statement condemning the recent affidavit posed by All India Muslim Personal Law Board. The facts of this affidavit are,- first, abolition …

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LEGAL EYE: Waging Legal War Against Forgery

By Barrister M. A. Muid Khan  “…Punishment is justice for the unjust…” (Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian). Despite having strict criminal liabilities in the English Criminal law, a good number of forgers are not receiving punishment that they deserve for the purpose of justice; as a good number of victims are …

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Despite a Petition pending in the High Court Subedar Ishrat Ali’s family forced to evacuate Military Quarter

Military Police Takes out Household Possessions and loads on a vehicle. Shahnaz roams around with her possessions until late night New Delhi: Military Police today ejected forcefully the family of Subedar Maulvi Ishrat Ali of Rajputana Rifle in his absence from their quarter in Delhi cantonment. Subedar Ishrat Ali had …

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When in the wrong, blame it on devil!

By Tariq A. Al Maeena Back in the 1970s, a highly popular weekly American television show called The Flip Wilson Show used to showcase the African-American star himself. Wilson played a host of characters in the show, none more absorbing than Geraldine, an elderly matron, who, when confronted with something …

Legislation proposed permiting sex at the age of 12

CHENNAI: Twelve-year-old children will be legally permitted to have non-penetrative sex with children their age, according to a draft Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Bill, 2010, that has been sent to states by the ministry of women and child development for their views. The Bill also seeks to introduce …

Supreme Court: Haj subsidy not discriminatory

By J. Venkatesan Spending small part of tax for concessions is not violative of Article 27: Bench Rs. 280-crore expenditure on Haj, a drain on taxpayers’ money: Prafull Goradia New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Haj Committee Act, which provides …

Indian Muslim News – ISSUES

New Shia Nikahnamah: Reforming Muslim Law through the backdoor  By Yoginder Sikand Attempts to reform Muslim Personal Law to address some of its provisions that impact particularly harshly on women have inevitably met with stiff resistance from the ulema or Islamic clerics – even though, as some advocates for reform …