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

Law intern case: Original petitioners in Vishaka case approach SC

The petition filed by the woman lawyer seeks the establishment of a ‘permanent mechanism’ to look into complaints against judicial officers New Delhi: The four original petitioners in the Supreme Court’s landmark Vishaka judgment have asked the court to include them in the ongoing sexual harassment case filed by a woman lawyer against a former Supreme Court judge. The judge, who has obtained a Delhi … Continue reading Law intern case: Original petitioners in Vishaka case approach SC

SC slams Modi govt for ‘spurious case’ against activist Teesta

The Supreme Court today criticised the Gujarat government for initiating criminal proceedings against social activist Teesta Setalvad for her alleged role in the illegal exhumation of bodies of 2002 riot victims, saying it is a “hundred per cent spurious case to victimise” her. “This case is hundred per cent spurious. In other cases against the petitioner, there may be something,” said a bench of Justices … Continue reading SC slams Modi govt for ‘spurious case’ against activist Teesta