Triple Talaq cannot be allowed if it violates the Indian constitution, says India’s Finance Minister

Triple Talaq cannot be allowed if it violates the Indian constitution, says India’s Finance Minister

New Delhi, October 16 (PTI): Amid the ongoing debate over 'Triple Talaq' (according to which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by saying Talaq thrice), India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday that the government is of the clear view that personal laws should be constitutionally compliant and in conformity with norms of gender equality and the right...

Formation of Siva Senai decried as reactionary and dangerous

Formation of Siva Senai decried as reactionary and dangerous

Colombo, October 14 (NIA): The formation of a Hindu political group “Siva Senai” (Siva’s Army) is seen by moderates and liberals as being a reactionary and dangerous development which will end up exacerbating communalism in Tamil politics and the politics of Sri Lanka as a whole. It is feared that sooner rather than later, the Siva Senai will have to...

Indian Minister trashes Muslim Personal Law Board’s opposition to banning “triple talaq”

Indian Minister trashes Muslim Personal Law Board’s opposition to banning “triple talaq”

New Delhi, October 14 (NDTV): The Indian Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has lashed out at the objections of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) to government’s plan to ban “triple talaq” which enables a Muslim man to divorce his wife by saying “talaq” thrice. Responding to the AIMPLB’s contention that the Muslims must be allowed to follow...

What leaders can do to walk the talk at the BRICS summit in Goa

What leaders can do to walk the talk at the BRICS summit in Goa

Prof.B.R.Deepak/South Asia Democratic Forum According to the Minister of External Affairs, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, the BRICS summit in Goa on October 15 and16 will focus on building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions for the group. India’s topmost priority perhaps would be to sell Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ drive to the investors from these countries, especially China that...

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