Triple Talaq in India: Background, Court Cases and Recent Updates

Triple Talaq or talaq-e-biddat (instant divorce) or talaq-e-mughallazah (irrevocable divorce) is one of the methods used in Islam to end the marriage. It is one of the methods of divorce in Islam. In India, the practice was held unconstitutional, arbitrary and not a part of Islam by Supreme Court in August, 2017. The Supreme Court also

Dowry Laws in India: Review of Legal Framework & Recent SC Verdict

Dowry is the money, goods or estate that a woman brings to a marriage. Dowry is illegal in India under the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961, under which both giving and accepting dowry is offence. The punishment for violating the law is 5 years imprisonment + Rs.15000/- fine or the value of the dowry given,

Acid Attacks in India and Preventive Measures

Acid violence constitutes gender-based violence, a form of discrimination under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Reasons of High Frequency of Acid Attacks The reason for the high frequency rate of acid attacks in India is that concentrated acid is cheap and easily available in the market, for

Supreme Court verdict on unwed mothers

The Supreme Court on 6th July 2015 passed a landmark judgement that allows an unwed mother to be the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. This judgement has broken a long edifice of patriarchal supremacy in the society. Background According to the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, father is