Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre

Ms. Flavia Agnes is a lawyer who has worked in the field of women's rights for over two decades. She is a co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai, that provides socio-legal support to women and children on issues of matrimonial rights, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc. She has several publications to her credit and is a … Continue reading Conversation with Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre

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A Pragmatist’s Take on Legal Change in the Islamic Tradition

by Moiz Tundawala Judicial divorce for Muslim women in the Indian subcontinent In 1931, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi,, a renown Sufi scholar of the Indian subcontinent, issued a fatwa holding that apostasy did not annul a Muslim marriage, and that a woman experiencing hardships in marriage was entitled to seek judicial separation. But interestingly, evident … Continue reading A Pragmatist’s Take on Legal Change in the Islamic Tradition

Is the Indian State Conceived in Terms of Hindu Society Alone?

by Shomit Sirohi Recently, the Delhi High Court clamped an order against the organizing of a beef-and-pork festival at Jawaharlal Nehru University that was being organized by a student body. This Order was passed in a PIL filed by the Rashtriya Goraksha Sena — which sought a ban on the festival. The New Materialists, the … Continue reading Is the Indian State Conceived in Terms of Hindu Society Alone?

Judiciary’s Selective Cognizance of the Amarnath Pilgrimage Issue

by Arpita Sarkar The death of 67 Amarnath Yatris this year has been a major cause of concern for the apex court. Reacting to the incident, the Court directed the Government to provide an explanation for the same and to upgrade the infrastructure and other facilities in the high mountains of Kashmir in the interest … Continue reading Judiciary’s Selective Cognizance of the Amarnath Pilgrimage Issue