personal laws

A Constitutional Promise

Siddharth Singh

Defenders of the idea of a Uniform Civil Code had hoped it would become a reality but the divisions seen in the Constituent Assembly took a turn for the worse in subsequent decades

Modernising Personal Laws

India will not sacrifice its diversity under a uniform civil code

The Muslim Question: End of Appeasement

Modi’s persistence on triple talaq has left the opposition stumped

After the Talaq

Muslim personal law in the age of the diminished cleric

Open Diary

Religion, law and a run-in with Aadhaar

Triple Talaq Verdict: Some Justice, Finally

The impact of the Supreme Court’s Triple Talaq verdict on Indian politics and Muslim society

Female Qazis: Raising the Bar

India’s pioneering female qazis are pushing for a gender-neutral interpretation of Muslim law

The Triple Talaq Blowback

Obscurantist clerics mount a campaign against recent moves to reform the Muslim Personal Law

Shayara Bano: The Lady Who Dared

Muslim countries don’t support it, neither should India, says the petitioner fighting to put an end to triple talaq. Could Shayara Bano be the woman who challenged the misogyny after Shah Bano?

Trapped by Triple Talaq

A survey reveals that a huge majority of Muslim women in India want to see the end of the unilateral oral divorce and other such injustices of the religion’s personal laws


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