ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Muslim Women: Historic Demand for Change

A number of Muslim women and their organisations are part of the national debate on ending the system of triple talaq. Triggered by the public interest litigation currently being heard in the Supreme Court, this represents a major change from the past when individuals like Shah Bano went to court raising issues around marriage and divorce procedures for Muslim women. What remains unchanged is the position of the ulema and the All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board.

Transgressing Boundaries of Gender and Identity

Just as the stories of black women in the US, caught up in the whirlwind of lynchings and gendered genealogy of racist violence have been hidden from history, will also the narratives of women, caught in the midst of communal violence get erased? To avoid this eventuality feminism would have to be recast within the complex intersectionality of gender and identity.

Danial Latifi, 1917-2000

Danial Latifi, the third generation nationalist who passed away in Delhi last month, was a fighter for many causes, ranging from civil liberties and minority rights to women’s empowerment and, in his final years, the preservation and promotion of Urdu language.
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