Don't link triple Talaq with uniform civil code: Venkaiah

New Delhi : Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the issue of ending triple Talaq practice should not be linked with uniform civil code and should not be politicised.

"People are confusing triple Talaq with uniform civil code. There is nothing wrong in discussing the issue and nothing is going to be forced on people," Naidu said.

A day after All India Muslim Personal Law Board held a press conference against the uniform civil code, Naidu said uniform laws would be based on consensus and they should be discussed.

‘मोदी सरकार कर रही है मुसलमानों के पर्सनल लॉ को ख़त्म करने की साज़िश’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

ऑल इंडिया मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने ये ऐलान किया है कि वो भारत सरकार के लॉ कमीशन के ज़रिए यूनिफॉर्म सिविल कोड के सिलसिले में जारी किए गए सवालों का जवाब नहीं देगा, बल्कि हर सतह पर इसका बायकॉट करेगा.

Government schemes, microfinance can go a long way in empowering Muslim women

By Moin Qazi for TwoCircles.net

“Wujood-e-zan se hai tasveer-e-kainaat mein rang,”
(The colours of the universe are there because of the existence of womankind)

-- Allama Iqbal

A mother is a school. Empower her and you empower a great nation.
—Hafez Ibrahim, Egyptian poet (1872-1932)

Government is clearing a way for Uniform Civil Code through triple talaq : JUH

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: Strongly condemning Central government’s affidavit filed before Supreme Court that opposes practice of triple talaq and polygamy, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) called it NDA government’s first move towards implementing Uniform Civil Code.

The Centre on Friday opposed the practice of triple talaq and polygamy in the Supreme Court and said it can't be regarded as an essential part of religion.

Triple talaq, polygamy not integral to Islamic practices, SC told

New Delhi : The Union government on Friday told the Supreme Court that 'triple talaq', 'nikaah halaal' and polygamy as practised by the Muslims in India were not "integral to the practices of Islam or essential religious practices."

"The fact that Muslim countries where Islam is the state religion have undergone extensive reforms goes to establish that the practise in question cannot be regarded as integral to the practices of Islam or essential religious practices," argued the government in an affidavit filed on Friday.

Women to continue to be barred from Haji Ali shrine for now

New Delhi : Women will continue to be barred from entering the Dargah of Sufi saint Haji Ali in Mumbai, as the Supreme Court on Friday continued with the interim order of the Bombay High Court.

The Bombay High Court, while ruling that women can go to the mazar of Haji Ali, had put the operation of its verdict on hold, giving time to the Haji Ali Trust that is managing the affairs of Dargah to approach the Supreme Court.

Female scribes face misogyny and patriarchy, say women journalists

New Delhi : Women journalists, like men, should be judged on the basis of their stories rather than their gender in the male-dominated world of journalism where they face "misogyny and patriarchy" on daily basis, renowned Indian scribes said here on Thursday.

"We want to be judged on the basis of our work, stories not just on the basis of being female reporters," Barkha Dutt, consulting editor of NDTV, said here at a discussion on "The female journalist in India".


Is Kashmir safe for women? You're wrong, Madam Mufti

By Ruwa Shah

Dear Madam Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, you recently touted Kashmir as a safe place because women don't get raped in a moving car. Are you sure it is indeed safer for women in Kashmir than Delhi?

I am a Kashmiri woman journalist based in Delhi for the past nearly two years.

There is no doubt that crime, at least reported crime, is not as rampant in Kashmir as it is in other places like Delhi. But did you hide certain truth about Kashmir? Or you are truly unaware of the ground realities.

The hidden agenda behind the debate over Triple Talaq

By Moin Qazi for TwoCircles.net

The best of you are those who are the kindest to their wives.- Al-Tirmidhi

The issue of Triple Talaq or instant divorce has engaged the Muslim mind for several years. It refuses to die and the discussion is marked by rancour and animated debates on account of which the main issues get clouded and no clear thinking has been able to emerge.

Triple Talaq: Turning a mole hill into a mountain

By Moin Qazi for TwoCircles.net

O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers.

Farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)