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Apex court’s final word on law and redress in alimony

There was a need for a clear-cut ruling that the option to seek relief under either of the two laws – personal or secular – lies with the aggrieved women. The verdict in Abdul Samad eminently fulfils this pressing need

Justice Nagarathna’s judgment in the case exhibits her deep concern for those married women who are not breadwinners but just homemakers (AP)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 09:19 PM IST

Judge the use of veil as a cultural practice

Wearing a headscarf by Muslim women may not be an essential religious practice entitled to constitutional protection, but it remains a cultural practice everywhere across the globe.

Pune, India - February 18, 2022: Kul Jamaat Tanzeem stage a huge protest demanding Hijab rights for Muslim women at Azam Campus, in Pune, India, on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO) (Rahul Raut/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 09:08 PM IST

A misreading of the civil marriages law

A recent judgment resulted in grave injustice to two innocent citizens who had sought the MP HC’s help for peacefully exercising their right to live together

Gurugram, India-March 17, 2024: Hindu groom and bride during the mass marriage organised by Swastik Foundation at Rajput Vatika near Kendriya Vidyalaya sector-14, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, 17 March 2024. (Representative Image/Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 09:14 PM IST

Individual preferences versus community law

The family law currently in force in the country is a hotchpotch of religious and secular laws.

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Sanjay Sharma)
Published on May 03, 2024 01:18 AM IST

Assam’s repeal of Muslim marriage law is a mistake

Singling out a chosen community for such a drastic step cannot stand the constitutional test of equal justice and non-discrimination.

A bride signs the nikah nama during Muslim marriage ceremony. (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill is a missed opportunity

It could have served as a model code for all states. Instead, an incomplete and deficient draft of a uniform family law has been presented in the assembly

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami with others holds a copy of the Constitution of India, at Vidhan Sabha Bhawan, in Dehradun.(PTI)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 10:09 PM IST

Listen to saner voices on Muslim law reform

Despite repeated “initiatives from the community”, governments refuse to bring much-needed change

When Hindu and Christian laws can be reformed, why is there a special treatment for Muslim law?(Waseem Andrabi\HT)
Updated on May 06, 2016 08:57 PM IST
ByTahir Mahmood

A Signature Campaign

Since February 2006, the SC has been directing state governments to frame rules for compulsory registration of all marriages, irrespective of the parties’ personal law, writes Tahir Mahmood.

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Updated on Nov 06, 2007 11:00 PM IST
ByTahir Mahmood

The way we really are

Religion and law do interact meaningfully in India despite the few controversies, writes Tahir Mahmood.

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Published on Oct 28, 2006 03:26 AM IST
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The spirit of Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr is a reason to practice the philosophy that mankind as a whole is the family of God.

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Published on Oct 24, 2006 02:06 PM IST
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Islam stresses on education for everyone.

Islam stresses on education for everyone. Prophet even talked about educating the prisoners of war.

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Updated on Jun 10, 2006 04:35 PM IST
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'Read,' said the Prophet

Islam stresses on education for everyone. Prophet even talked about educating the prisoners of war.

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Published on Jun 08, 2006 02:05 PM IST
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Blending Sanskrit with the Quran

On the eve of this Holi, a Quran Institute in South Delhi proudly opened a Sanskrit Study Centre.

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Published on Mar 17, 2006 12:21 PM IST
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