There must be compelling reasons, says legal fraternity on SC judges ‘revolt’

New Delhi, Jan 12 : Reacting to an unprecedented press conference by four Supreme Court judges, a number of senior lawyers on Friday said they believed there must be some very compelling reasons for the judges to have resorted to such a way of expressing their anguish. “I am in agreement with the purpose of […]

BJP forces adjournment in RS over triple talaq voting

New Delhi, Jan 3 : The ruling BJP on Wednesday forced an adjournment in the Rajya Sabha when the opposition demanded a division of votes over the triple talaq Bill. Sparks flew in the upper House as the opposition demanded that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill be referred to a Select […]

Government tables triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha amid uproar

New Delhi, Jan 3 : The government on Wednesday tabled the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha amid uproar, with the Congress and other opposition parties demanding that it be reffered to a parliamentary panel for detailed consideration. As Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, […]

Assam publishes part draft of NRC with 1.9 cr names, mixed reactions in state

Guwahati, Jan 1 : The Assam government has published part of the draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state, an official said. The publication evoked a mixed response across the state while there are reports that one person […]

LS passes Bill that criminalises triple talaq, Prasad calls it historic

New Delhi, Dec 28 : The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a Bill that criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands after the government rejected an overwhelming demand from the Opposition to refer the legislation to a Parliamentary standing committee for detailed consideration. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) […]

‘Triple talaq Bill has nothing to do with Uniform Civil Code’

New Delhi, Dec 28 : The Bill on triple talaq passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday has nothing to do with the Uniform Civil Code, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday, insisting that the Bill was about gender justice and dignity. Prasad was replying to a debate on The Muslim Women (Protection […]