Personal Law

A nuanced judgment

Print edition : September 15, 2017

Noorjehan Saphia Niaz (centre) and other women celebrating the Supreme Court judgment on triple talaq at the BMMA’s office in Mumbai on August 22. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

February 1947: Begum Hamid Ali representing India on the U.N. Commission on the status of women. Photo: Photo Courtesy: United Nations

There is a history of Muslim women fighting for their rights within Muslim law. Justice Kurian Joseph’s judgment recognises this female interpretative authority, allowing Muslim women in India to enjoy both their right to equality and their right to faith under the Indian Constitution.

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