Law and Religion

Case update

SC declines to entertain plea challenging Triple Talaq

“We can’t do much if the bill isn’t passed in the Rajya Sabha and the (Lower) House is now dissolved.” 

March 11,2019

Case update

Supreme Court refers Ayodhya dispute for mediation

Seeks progress report of proceedings within four weeks

March 8,2019

Women's Day

Muslim Women’s Struggle against Triple Talaq

Women want change and now is the time.

March 8,2019

Women's Day

Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq

Redraft Muslim Women’s Rights Bill, 2018

March 8,2019

Case update

SC Orders Mediation to resolve Ayodhya Dispute

Mediation proceedings to be confidential

March 8,2019

Case update

Ayodhya Bench reserves order on mediation

Considers banning media coverage

March 7,2019

Case update

Babri Masjid-Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court offers mediation

CJI asked both the parties there stand on the mediation as the way to resolve the dispute. CJI asked, “what would be the views of parties if we invoke section 89 of the CPC that is Settlement of disputes outside the Court?” Justice Bobde offering the mediation in the matter asked that “even if there is a 1% chance, it should be done” and sought the view of the parties. 

February 26,2019

Law and Religion

President re-promulgates Triple Talaq Ordinance for the third time [Read Ordinance]

President Ram Nath Kovind has today, February 21, 2019, signed off the ordinance titled “Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Second Ordinance, 2019 (commonly known as Triple Talaq Ordinance). This is a third time, when the President has promulgated the Triple Talaq Ordinance, after it being blocked in the Rajya Sabha by the opposition parties. Triple Talaq Ordinance makes utterance of instant Triple Talaq illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. 

February 21,2019

Law and Religion

Babri masjid dispute: Civil suit or political pursuit?

Was the acquisition of the adjoining land and the stay on religious worship thereupon by the Supreme Court, limited to the adjudication of the suits by the High Court? Or was it genuinely meant as a way to preserve communal harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood until the dispute is finally resolved?

February 21,2019

Law and Religion

Sabarimala forces us to recognise unacknowledged violence against women

We see a form of untouchability being practised against the woman in excluding her from the household itself. Senior Advocate Indira Jaising has accurately pointed out to how this extends beyond just “exclusion” and to a complete social boycott. The purification rituals that were conducted inside the temple after the first two women entered is reflective of the deeply entrenched notion of untouchability.

February 7,2019

Case update

Sabarimala review petitions: SC reserves order

Along with the review petitions, a plea seeking contempt action against the head priest of the Sabarimala temple was also filed for his alleged role to order the cleaning of the premises after some women had visited the temple. A total of 56 review petitions, 4 writ petitions, 2 Special Leave Petitions, along with 2 transfer petitions filed by Kerala Government, and a petition filed by Travancore Dewaswom Board, seeking time to implement the judgment, were listed before the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court.

February 6,2019

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