Arvind Kejriwal demands implementation of Uniform Civil Code ahead of Gujarat assembly polls, says BJP is not serious

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code across India ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls. Speaking to reporters, Kejriwal said that the BJP was not serious about its promise of implementing the UCC. The AAP supremo, who has often faced flak for pushing the Hindutva agenda to win … Read more

Indian cabinet approves triple talaq ordinance even as bill is pending in parliament

The Indian cabinet on Wednesday passed the ordinance on triple talaq even though the bill is currently pending in the Upper House of the parliament. The bill, which makes pronouncement of instant talaq a punishable crime by imprisonment and fine, could not be taken for discussion on passage even on the last day of this year’s Monsoon … Read more

NCW demands ban on triple talaq, polygamy in affidavit to Supreme Court

National Commission for Women has demanded a ban on instantaneous triple talaq or talaq-e-bidat and polygamy in its affidavit to Supreme Court on the grounds that these practices are against the rights of Muslim women. “Triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat), nikah halala and polygamy are unconstitutional because they compromise the rights of Muslim Women (or of women … Read more

The government under RSS intensifying its Hindutva agenda: CPI(M)

Hitting out at the Centre, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the government “under the control of the RSS is intensifying its Hindutva agenda”. Inaugurating the year-long celebrations of October Revolution in Thiruvananthapuram, he said, “The situation has gone to an extent that the RSS is now issuing certificates of patriotism. They are … Read more

Triple talaq: Don’t tinker with Shariat, Mayawati tells Modi government

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his stance on the issue of triple talaq, saying he should not “force his opinion and decision” on the believers of any particular religion by “following the RSS agenda”. Accusing the BJP and the Centre of tinkering with issues related to Shariat, she said such … Read more

India should celebrate diversity and must not try to convert into “uniformity”: Pres Mukherjee in Gujarat

India should celebrate diversity and must not artificially try to convert it into “uniformity”, President Pranab Mukherjee said here today. Observing that the country’s economy is growing at very fast pace, Mukherjee said it was not an accident or an achievement of one or two years. “Today, we have 1.25 billion people on land. We … Read more

Modi government trying to impose Uniform Civil Code: Shahi Imam

Joined by two Trinamool Congress MPs, Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata, Syed Mohammad Nurur Rahman Barkati on Friday charged the Narendra Modi government with trying to “polarise the nation” by “imposing” the Uniform Civil Code. Alleging that the Modi government was trying to “impose” UCC on the Muslims, the Imam called … Read more

Asaduddin Owaisi attacks PM Modi for his ‘Jai Shri Ram’ greeting on Dussehra

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising “religious” slogans, as he alleged that the BJP-led government’s real intention was to “convert India into a Hindu rashtra”. “He (Modi) is the first Prime Minister since independence to use ‘religious’ slogans during a public rally…India had seen so many PMs and will … Read more

Triple Talaq: Discriminatory practices can’t be held integral to freedom of religion, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

While India respects freedom of religion and faith, “unreasonable or discriminatory” practises cannot be held integral to it and protected, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday defending the Centre’s stand on triple talaq amid a raging debate on the contentious issue. He cited the practice of “untouchability” to assert that religious practices need … Read more

All personal laws need reforms but no uniform civil code: CPI-M

Alleging that “communal” forces have launched an offensive on identity of minorities, CPI(M) today said any move to push Uniform Civil Code “as is being done by the government” will be counterproductive for women’s rights even as it favoured reforms in personal laws of all communities, including Hindus. The Left party supported the demand of … Read more

Attempt to brand Muslims anti-nationals: Minority panel chief Abid Rasool Khan on triple talaq

The Chairman of State Minorities Commission serving Andhra Pradesh and Telangana sees the Law Commission’s questionnaire asking the public for responses on the Uniform Civil Code and ‘triple talaq’ as an “attempt by the government to brand Muslims as anti-nationals”. “The government is trying to create a sort of atmosphere where the Muslim community gets … Read more

Modi should ‘look after’ his own wife than to worry about Muslim women: Obaidullah Khan Azmi

Three time Rajya Sabha MP and a prominent Muslim leader, Obaidullah Khan Azmi, on Sunday joined Congress party at its national headquarter in Delhi. Azmi’s return to the party comes just months before Uttar Pradesh goes to crucial assembly polls. His joining the party has come as a huge boost to the party in an … Read more

Why Muslim Personal Law Board needs to rethink its stand on triple talaq

The Muslim divorce or talaq is in news almost on a regular basis. Starting from Shah Bano case, it has been a thorny issue for years. For starters, divorce/talaq rules prescribed to Muslims are based on Quranic verses and Prophet Mohammad’s teachings. Divorce among Muslims is where a man divorces his wife by pronouncing talaq at … Read more

If Islamic nations can regulate triple talaq, why can’t India: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Defending the Centre’s stand on ‘triple talaq’, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said when over a dozen Islamic countries were regulating the practice by enacting laws, how could it be considered wrong for a “secular” country like India. His remarks came a day after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposed the … Read more

Uniform Civil Code not good for country but would respond to law panel, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Observing that Uniform Civil Code is “not good” for country, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said his party would respond to Law Commission’s questionnaire on the issue unlike All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). “I respect the decision taken by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. But, our political party has taken … Read more

Congress says Uniform Civil Code can’t be implemented, BJP calls it progressive

In the face of strong opposition to Uniform Civil Code by Muslim outfits, Congress on Thursday said its implementation would be impossible while BJP asserted that the move is aimed at moving towards a progressive society. Other opposition parties like JD(U) accused the BJP-led central government of trying to polarise the people ahead of Assembly … Read more

Muslim personal law board attacks Modi govt over uniform civil code

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLP) and various other outfits today opposed the Law Commission’s questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code and announced their boycott of the move, accusing the government of waging a “war” against the community. Addressing a press conference here, they contended that Uniform Civil Code (UCC), if implemented, will paint … Read more

मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने समान नागरिक संहिता का किया विरोध, कहा- आजादी में हम भी थे, मगर गिने कम गए

मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने समान नागरिक संहिता का विरोध किया है। उनकी ओर से कहा गया कि यूनिफॉर्म सिविल कोड देश के लिए अच्छा नहीं है। मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने समान नागरिक संहिता का विरोध करते हुए कहा कि देश में कई संस्कृतियां हैं। जिनका सम्मान होना चाहिए। संविधान ने ही हमें जीने … Read more