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Right to Privacy is a fundamental right: SC

In a historic ruling with potentially widespread consequences, the Supreme Court of India ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic and fundamental right under the country’s constitution. “The central theme is that privacy is an intrinsic part of life, … Continue reading

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Triple Talaq unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India declared the Islamic practice under which a Muslim man could divorce his wife instantaneously by uttering ‘divorce’ thrice as unconstitutional. In a 3-2 majority verdict, the Court struck down the age-old … Continue reading

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Right to be Forgotten accepted: KarHC

Karnataka High Court recently delivered a landmark judgment and for the first time in Indian jurisprudence accepted and applied the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ in Indian context. The “right to be forgotten” or “the right to be erased” allows a … Continue reading

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Fatwas declared illegal: SC

Declaring that ‘Fatwas’ issued by any institution or body as illegal, the Supreme Court of India ruled that an adjudication or Fatwa does not have the force of law and therefore cannot be enforced by any process. “…….the decision or … Continue reading

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Apostasy dissolves Muslim marriage: DHC

In an interesting ruling regarding Muslim Personal Law, the Delhi High Court ruled that apostasy of Islam by married Muslim woman does dissolve her marriage and said that Section 4 of Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939 (“Act”) does not … Continue reading

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Muslims allowed to adopt a child: SC

In a much awaited judgment, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India gave Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal laws prohibiting it, however, the Court stopped short of declaring the right to adopt or … Continue reading

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