Personal Laws and Customs are integral to societal behaviour and norms. Invalidating them vide avenues of Legal Fiction often results in intruding into the lives of citizens, thereby eroding their faith in the system. Certain customs seem to be exemplary … Continue reading Conundrum of Modification and Application of Personal Law, Customs, and Religious Doctrines in Society
Recently with the verdict of the Supreme Court calling the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional has paved a golden way towards religious reforms in the Muslim personal laws against the practices that were derogatory to a woman’s dignity. BUT … Continue reading Beginning of a new epoch for Muslim women
Art 44 lays down a very significant directive principle of state policy- “State shall endeavour to secure for its citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”. However, although directive principles are guiding stars of our constitution, they … Continue reading UNIFORM CIVIL CODE- Is the time still not ripe?
Is “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage is ground for dissolution of marriage by divorce, under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955? The answer to this question clearly is that no such express provision has been incorporated by the Parliament in Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 … Continue reading Delhi High Court playing with “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage”
Recently, the High Court of Bombay has pronounced a judgement on the Public Interest Litigation filed by Dr Noorjehan Safia Niaz and Zakia Soman (co-founders of Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan) over the issue of restriction on entry of the woman inside … Continue reading Breaking the Barriers of Religion Imposed over Women in India
Constitution is the incomparable and central law of our nation is not only an archive constituting and constraining the Government, however, an epitome of the qualities and ethics of a democratic nation. It promises extraordinary security for the religious and … Continue reading Constitutional Scrutiny of Personal Laws