Pune couple seeks entry for Muslim women in mosques, SC issues notices Current Affairs 

Pune couple seeks entry for Muslim women in mosques, SC issues notices

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice on a Writ Petition seeking permission for Muslim women to enter all mosques and offer prayers. The petition moved by Pune-based Yasmeen Zuber Ahmad Peerzade and her husband Zuber Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Peerzade contended that “the act of prohibition of females from entering Mosque is void and unconstitutional as such practices… Read More
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… Read More
Distortion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's interviews on Ayodhya issue Featured Society 

Distortion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s interviews on Ayodhya issue and Syria comment

Recently some sections in the media have twisted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s interviews regarding the Ayodhya issue and are calling Sri Sri anti-Muslim while also accusing him of fear mongering. It is quite absurd to hear that Sri Sri is against Muslims. If that were indeed the case, why would the Art of Living and its sister organizations get involved in trauma… Read More
SC seeks Center’s response on plea challenging Polygamy, Nikah Halala among Muslims Current Affairs 

SC seeks Center’s response on plea challenging Polygamy, Nikah Halala among Muslims

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala amongst the Muslim community. The apex court also sought response from Union government and the Law Commission on the plea challenging the practices. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that an earlier five-judge constitution bench, in its… Read More
Ayodhya Dispute Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told Current Affairs 

Ayodhya Dispute: Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was on Friday told that the mosque enjoyed a unique place in Islam and its religious significance does not diminish just because it was desecrated and destroyed through a “barbaric act.” Adjudication of the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case will be delayed as the Supreme Court will first decide whether the apex court’s 1994… Read More
Jamaat-e-Islami refused to support me in embracing Islam Hadiya Current Affairs 

Jamaat-e-Islami refused to support me in embracing Islam: Hadiya

Kozhikode: Akhila, A 25-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam and took a new name Hadiya, on Saturday stirred a controversy after lambasting two Muslim organisations Jamaat-e-Islami and Tarbiyyath which refused to support her in embracing Islam. “Both Jamaat-e-Islami and Tarbiyyath refused to help me when I approached them with my desire to embrace Islam. It was only… Read More
BJP leader filed PIL in Supreme Court to declare Nikah Halala as ‘rape’ Current Affairs 

BJP leader filed PIL in Supreme Court to declare Nikah Halala as ‘rape’

New Delhi: BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Monday in the Supreme Court demanding to declare Nikah Halala as rape and polygamy an offence under IPC and declare them ‘unconstitutional’. Delhi based lawyer, has also urged the apex court to declare both the practices as violation of fundamental rights guaranteed to Muslim women… Read More
SC adjourned Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi title suite, next hearing on March 14 Current Affairs 

SC adjournes Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi title suite, next hearing on March 14

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in politically-sensitive Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suite as some documents and translations have not yet been filed. The next hearing is scheduled on March 14. A special bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer has taken up 13 appeals filed against the judgment… Read More
NIA can probe anything but not Hadiya’s marital status, SC on alleged Kerala ‘love Jihad’ case Current Affairs 

NIA can probe anything but not Hadiya’s marital status, SC on alleged Kerala ‘love Jihad’ case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today observed that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot get involved in the marital status of Hadiya alias Akhila as she is an adult. A three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra brushed aside the agency’s objections and said, “We are not concerned with the NIA probe. You can probe anything,… Read More