Adultery no longer a crime, SC scraps 158-year old law Current Affairs 

Adultery no longer a crime, SC scraps 158-year old law

New Delhi: Extra marital sex no longer a crime in India. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down penal provision on adultery. The bench unanimously ruled to scrap Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Constitution bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, had reserved it verdict in the case in August. The 158-year old adultery law punished a man with five years in jail or fine or…

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Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study Society 

Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study

Looking at education and income, inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India shows little change. Muslims are the biggest losers while Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have done better on the index and upper castes and OBCs have remained where they were. The study, which looks at social groups and intergenerational mobility concludes that, overall, there is little inter-generational mobility and it has not changed even after economic liberalisation. It, however, concludes that some mobility made possible for Dalits and Scheduled Tribes has been offset by severely…

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Instant triple talaq to be a criminal offence now, Centre approves Ordinance Current Affairs 

Instant triple talaq to be a criminal offence now, Centre approves Ordinance

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday approved an ordinance to make instant triple talaq a criminal offence. The executive order comes nearly 10 months after the NDA government moved a bill in the Lok Sabha but has been stalled in the Rajya Sabha. After the president’s sign-off on the ordinance, “triple talaq” — the practice that allows men to divorce their wives immediately by uttering the word “talaq” thrice — will be punishable with a jail term of up to three years and a fine. The woman will be…

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Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque Current Affairs 

Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque

Chittoor: An under construction mosque at Palamaner town in Chittoor district was demolished after an ongoing sectarian conflict between two Sunni groups on Saturday. Tablighi Jamaat is the dominant group among Muslims in Palamaner and ever since the minority Jamiat Ahle Hadees group purchased a piece of land two years ago for the mosque (as the group claims) there has been dispute over the particular way of offering namaz. On Saturday evening there were clashes between Tablighi Jamaat and Ahle Hadees group, later police was called and mob dispersed. After…

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‘My Parents My Paradise’ – an effort to educate young about the needs of elderly parents Society 

‘My Parents My Paradise’ – an effort to educate young about the needs of elderly parents

Panaji: The Goa Girls Islamic Organisation held a 10 day-campaign ‘My Parents My Paradise’ to educate young generation about the rights of elderly parents, and the children’s duty towards them. The statewide campaign was launched on September 1 and concluded on September 10. The concluding event was conducted in Goa Central Library. Prakash Kamat – Sr. Asst. Editor The Hindu and Shashwat Gupta Ray – Resident Editor Gomantak Times were the chief guests. Hani Pathan in her welcome address said, “The campaign have ended but the mission must go on”. A small…

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Muslims holds protest in Pune demanding 5% reservation in jobs, education Current Affairs 

Muslims holds protest in Pune demanding 5% reservation in jobs, education

Pune: Hundreds of thousands of people of the Muslim community in Pune took out a protest March or ‘Muslim Arakashan Muk Morcha’ on Sunday demanding 5% reservation for the community in jobs and education. The protesters also demanded punishment for those behind lynching of Muslims in the name of ‘gau raksha’, non-interference of the government in Muslim personal law and also asked for land annexed from the Waqf Board to be returned. Various organizations and politicians across party line had participated in this march. Protesters were carrying placards in their…

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