Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicMuslim personal law

Topic: muslim personal law

Muslim girl over 16 yrs of age can marry a man of her choice, rules Punjab and Haryana HC

Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi passed an order in favour of a Muslim couple aged 16 and 21 years, seeking protection from their families under Article 21 of the Constitution.

India’s liberals must decide: Oppose UCC because of BJP or uphold secular principles?

My fear is that secular liberals, disgusted by the Hindu triumphalism that will probably accompany the Uniform Civil Code, will forget their secularism and oppose the move.

For Ali Asghar Fyzee, ‘modern’ sharia could be faithful to Islam. Just understand Quran first

Fyzee argued that justice was sharia’s foundation, which parts of the Muslim personal law violated. That's why reforming Islamic law was important.

Can an under-18 Muslim girl be married? HC verdict puts focus back on Child Marriage law

HC grants protection to 17-year-old girl & her spouse as Muslim personal law allows marriage after age 15. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act is silent on personal laws.

AIMPLB’s Ayodhya review petition will be futile. Muslims must accept verdict gracefully

Asking for a review of the Supreme Court decision on Ayodhya could reopen the question of Kashi and Mathura mosque as well.

Constitution framers did not anticipate use of criminal law in reforming Muslim Personal Law

The emphasis in the Constituent Assembly was that reform of the Muslim personal law should be done voluntarily.

Uniform Civil Code not the solution, codify personal law: Muslim women to Law Commission

Muslim women's body wants the commission to examine issues of age of marriage, share in inheritance and custody of children after separation.

Muslim women’s groups divided on triple talaq bill passed by Lok Sabha

While the BMMA welcomed the passage of the bill and expressed concern only about the ‘cognisable offence’ provision, Bebaak Collective called it a ‘black...

Criminalising triple talaq is a demonisation of diversity

The NDA government’s self-appointed posture of legislating to criminalise triple talaq clearly shows less-than-honourable motives. It doesn’t behove a government to act in such a manner.

Government has unrealistic expectations from the triple talaq bill

The primary purpose of criminal law is ‘prevention’ of an act; if non-criminal means can succeed in preventing this act, criminal law need not be used.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.