Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a spurt in triple talaq cases, with 216 FIRs filed by Muslim women since the enactment of a law which makes the practice of instant divorce a punishable offence.The maximum number of 26 such cases have been registered in Meerut followed by Saharanpur and Shamli where 17 and 10 FIRs have been lodged respectively, a senior police official told PTI on August 27.These three places in western Uttar Pradesh have a sizeable Muslim population.Close "In UP, women given triple talaq are coming out in large numbers to register FIRs against their husbands. Within three weeks (till August 21) of implementation of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, as many as 216 FIRs have been filed in the state so far," he said. related news Raut discharged from hospital, says next CM will be from Sena Tata Group still looking to partner with Geely, BMW for Jaguar Land Rover: Report Explore feasibility of hydrogen-based Japanese tech to fight air … [Read more...] about Triple talaq: Muslim women coming out in large numbers to file FIRs in UP
Abraham C MathewsEvery now and then, the devout are witness to a contest where stakes are so much higher than mere bragging rights; where both sides in the contest have laid equally strong claims to the title, and revealed their opponents’ weaknesses to an equal extent, leaving the final outcome to be decided by some arbitrary factor that just doesn’t feel representative of the contest.Such as the number of boundaries scored during the match!Close If you thought the cricket world cup final earlier this year -- so closely contested that scores were tied at the end of 50 overs, as well as a super over -- should have been jointly awarded to England and New Zealand, wait till you read the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Babri-Masjid Ram-Janmabhoomi (“Ayodhya”) case. related news VHP suggests Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath be included in proposed Ram temple trust Supreme Court upholds disqualification of Karnataka MLAs, but allows them to recontest The … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: It was the assertion of beliefs that clinched the title
The Supreme Court of India (SC) will, on November 14, deliver its verdict on petitions seeking a review of its judgement giving a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault Aviation.On May 10, the apex court had reserved its decision on the pleas, including that filed by former union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan. The plea seeks a re-examination of its findings that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.A Bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph are likely to pronounce verdicts on three review petitions filed by the trio, lawyer Vineet Dhandha and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmaker Sanjay Singh. CJI Gogoi is set to retire on November 17.Close On December 14, 2018, the top court dismissed the petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000 … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to deliver verdict on pleas seeking Rafale judgment review tomorrow
When Nitish Kumar abandoned the Grand Alliance with RJD and Congress to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in August last year, opinions regarding his decision were divided. Some called it a political masterstroke, others called it a mistake; most were cynical. They felt this was perhaps another one of Kumar’s U-turns in his quest to use realpolitik to maintain power, and it could go either way.Maintaining power, as it is turning out, would be difficult. Once considered to be the Opposition’s pitch for Prime Ministerial candidature, Nitish Kumar now seems to be struggling for seats in a state he has ruled for the past 13 years. Kumar had broken his alliance with the NDA before the 2014 general elections, citing differences with PM Narendra Modi.In the elections that followed, Janata Dal (United), Kumar's party, was trounced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in Bihar, reducing the party to two seats while the BJP garnered 22. This was a change from … [Read more...] about Grand Alliance, NDA or go-it-alone: Options galore, but what is Bihar CM Nitish Kumar thinking?
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night, sending alarm bells ringing across the government. Johnson was the public face during the 2016 Brexit campaign, urging citizens to quit European Union.Johnson was the third high-level resignation in 24 hours.Here’s an explainer on Johnson’s resignation and what it means for the UK government and Brexit:Close Why did Johnson resign? related news Disqualified Karnataka MLAs welcome Supreme Court nod for contesting bypolls Supreme Court to deliver verdict on pleas seeking Rafale judgment review tomorrow Maharashtra government formation: Ahmed Patel, Uddhav Thackeray discuss common minimum programme The immediate reason that Johnson cited for his resignation was UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit strategy. In a letter, Johnson wrote that May was leading the UK into a “semi-Brexit” and that the Brexit dream was “dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".Johnson’s reaction … [Read more...] about UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s resignation: What has happened so far and what happens next?