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50 lakh from this centre. I have always wanted to sing with an artiste like him. Chandy preferred to ignore the question of his likely ascendancy to a new post, when at two different meetings the name of Chandy elicited loud clapping and cheering from the audience.failed as it did not get any positive response.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week, etc — is very unusual but also very welcome. Sibal said that the inquiry by the HLEC was carried out during this period,The daughter of a security guard had left home around 2 pm Thursday. She was found in a severely burnt condition, police said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Tahir Mahmood | Published: April 18 2017 12:00 am C R Sasikumar Top News A constitution bench of the Supreme Court will soon begin hearing a host of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the so-called triple talaq It is difficult to predict the outcome of this high-level judicial exercise but will the apex court’s ruling one way or the other put an end to the tumult on the issue Will the babel of voices condemning the scandalous practice or zealously defending status quo be silenced There are three issues before the court — triple talaq halala and polygamy The first two are interconnected — if a man wants to retain his triply divorced wife this is allowed only after she is married to and then divorced by another man; faking such a drama is possible with the connivance of well-wishers Triple divorce becomes a problem not for men who actually mean it and wish to instantly break their marriage for all time to come but for hundreds of others who utter it mindlessly — perhaps in a state of extreme anger sudden provocation or inebriation only to repent later The clerics insist that a mere utterance of the formula is enough to end a marriage regardless of the man’s intention or remorse and demand the couple in question take recourse to the disgraceful practice of halala If triple talaq is outlawed halala will also go but what about a single divorce pronounced face to face or through a letter an e-mail a mobile phone or a WhatsApp message If this practice which is much in vogue is left untouched will declaring triple talaq unconstitutional make much difference What is overdue for reform is the law of unilateral divorce at the man’s pleasure in its entirety As regards polygamy in India the practice does not mean two or more wives living with their common husband — as was the original concept and is the practice in Arab countries In India it means a man throwing out his wife without divorcing her and marrying another woman This distortion of the 7th century Quranic law can make the life of the abandoned wife more miserable than a divorcee Be it triple divorce halala or polygamy will the judicial verdict be accepted and faithfully followed by all concerned In 1995 the apex court had outlawed the practice of married non-Muslims indulging in bigamy by sham conversion to Islam Over a decade later the deputy chief minister of a state and a law officer of the same state both under oath to abide by the Constitution and law resorted to this “device” in order to circumvent the mandate for monogamy under the modern Hindu law In a TV debate they claimed that they had done nothing illegal In a Law Commission report written by me in 2008 the government was advised to translate the court verdict into a firm legislative provision incorporated into the Hindu Marriage Act But this advice went unheeded and the judicially-settled law is still being observed in violations galore To spare Muslim wives the ordeal of triple divorce halala and polygamy society needs more than sporadic judicial decisions The personal law system is deep-rooted in society — all citizens are ordinarily governed by one or another community-specific law — and uprooting this system with a single stroke of legislation is neither feasible nor necessary Like all other family laws Muslim law too should be codified and reformed Strategic revision of existing legislation will be the answer to the problems of the day There are on the statute book three enactments relating to Muslim family law: Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act 1937 Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939 and Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act 1986 These can be tactfully developed into a Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act Once adopted by Parliament ways and means will have to be found for its uncompromising enforcement As regards polygamy Sections 464-65 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with this have remained unchanged for over 150 years Macaulay had kept its application confined to those whose religious law prohibited polygamy — which at that time meant only the Christians Ninety-five years later Hindus Buddhists Jains and Sikhs were brought into its purview by the Hindu Marriage Act; at present only the Muslims and all tribal groups remain outside it Dropping a few words from the IPC provisions can do away with these exceptions Family law traditions prevalent among the Muslims of India represent a distorted version of the original Islamic law Legal reform for them in the true spirit of the Quran is advisable and quite possible As a condition precedent for achieving the target — if it is genuinely the target — the issue should be totally depoliticised and de-theologised Ferocious debates on the idiot box are vitiating the cause and must be stopped It is a social issue and must be tackled at an apolitical and juridical level Social issues as grave as triple talaq cannot be resolved by political rhetoric or trial by media both of which are being orchestrated in the country Nor can it be tackled by an utopian scheme like a social boycott of wrong-doers as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board reportedly decided in Lucknow on Sunday How effective will be such a boycott and who will have the authority to enforce it And how will the poor wife whose life has been ruined benefit from it The argument that triple divorce is bid’at (repugnant to true Islamic law) but it cannot be legally done away with does not stand to reason The strange formula of “bad in theology but good in law” associated with triple talaq — to which the British Indian courts adhered in the distant past — has no legs to stand on in a modern 21st century society which is or must be governed by the principles of law and not theology The writer is former chairman of the National Minorities Commission and member of the Law Commission of India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: March 18 2015 1:54 pm Vohra’s statements on dialogue disturbed areas and special laws in the assembly were in line with what the PDP and BJP have agreed in their agenda for alliance Related News Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra told the joint sitting of the Houses of the state assembly on Wednesday that the PDP-BJP coalition government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas and initiate a process of dialogue with all political groups including the Hurriyat Conference The Governor was addressing the historic first sitting of the J&K assembly after the formation of the coalition government headed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed earlier this month Vohra said that in order to enlarge the constituency of peace and deepen its societal moorings the coalition government would take well-considered political initiatives He recalled that the previous NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had initiated a dialogue process with all political groups including the Hurriyat in the spirit of ‘insaniyat Kashmiriyat and jamhooriyat’ (humanism democracy and the sense of Kashmiri nationalism) and said the Mufti government would follow a similar approach The government Vohra said would “facilitate and help initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all internal stakeholders which will include all political groups irrespective of their ideological views and predilections” The dialogue Vohra said would seek to build a “broad-based consensus on the resolution of all outstanding issues” of Jammu and Kashmir The Governor referred to the progressive improvement in the security situation in the state in recent years and said that the coalition government was committed to ensuring the people of J&K were “fully enabled to enjoy the dividends of peace and normalcy” In this context he said the government would thoroughly review all special laws that are currently in place in the state “Keeping in mind that the situation is speedily improving the government will examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas and this in turn will enable the central government to take a final view on the continuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in such areas” the Governor said Vohra’s statements on dialogue disturbed areas and special laws in the assembly were in line with what the PDP and BJP have agreed in their agenda for alliance Referring to the recent initiatives of the central government to promote deeper understanding with India’s neighbours Vohra said the J&K government would try to support and strengthen the Centre’s moves and build stakes for all in furthering peace and development This objective would be pursued through suitable confidence-building measures which would bring about positive change in the lives of all people of Jammu and Kashmir At the beginning of the day the BJP MLA from Gandhinagar constituency Kavinder Gupta was elected unopposed to the post of Speaker of the Assembly Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed while congratulating the Speaker said that he now occupied a chair that had once been with Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq the prime minister and subsequently chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and was an exalted post “You are now the custodian of not just your party but of the whole House” Mufti told Gupta The Chief Minister pointed out that democracy is a “battle of ideas” and hoped that the Speaker would give everyone including the opposition the opportunity to put forward their views and ideas Former chief minister Omar Abdullah congratulated the Speaker and said he hoped the Speaker would use his position to do justice in the House M Y Tarigami of the CPI(M) told the Speaker that his position was more of “responsibility” than of “authority” Tarigami quoted Jawaharlal Nehru to remind Gupta that the minority has an important role in a democracy Speaker Gupta said that the endeavour of the House should be to strengthen secular and democratic traditions A divisive agenda is always dangerous he said and should be avoided at all times “Let us forget the past and attach our hopes to tomorrow” Gupta said and sought the cooperation of all members to ensure the smooth functioning of the House Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh of the BJP hoped that all members would stay true to the faith that their electors had reposed in them Democracy in essence implies that we must learn to agree to disagree at times he said There were some noisy scenes in the House especially at the beginning of the Governor’s address Independent legislature Engineer Rashid interrupted the speech repeatedly and National Conference lawmakers sought to know why the Centre had not responded to the previous government’s demand for Rs 40000 crore as relief for the victims of last year’s devastating floods Speaking to reporters outside the House Engineer Rashid demanded that the remains of Afzal Guru the executed Parliament attack convict be brought back to Kashmir “It is inhuman brutal that in Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent India even the dead body has not been returned to the family” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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