Fatwas and Muslim Women – Irfan Engineer

    The Supreme Court on 7th July 2014 ruled that fatwas had no legal sanctity and the defiance of fatwas would not have civil or criminal consequences as it had no place in independent India under our constitutional scheme. Though the Apex Court did not injunct Islamic religious authorities like the Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband, Dar-ul-Qaza or Nizam-e-Qaza from issuing fatwa as issuance of fatwas per se … Continue reading Fatwas and Muslim Women – Irfan Engineer

Our world, Our story – Teesta Setalvad

Though I had promised readers the second part of the crucial tale on faltering India that needs to re-enforce inclusion and fairplay, I will take a break just this week to remember my inspirations, this Friday, March 8, Women’s Day. Often people ask, what use is March 8 or May 1? International Women’s Day or Labour Day? How is it relevant when women are seen … Continue reading Our world, Our story – Teesta Setalvad