Category Archives: Law and Religion

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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