Religion and Women: Solving The Conflict

Recently, the Supreme Court in Shayara Bano v. Union of India[i] declared the ongoing practice of triple talaq unconstitutional. The Court further instructed the central government to make appropriate laws for this. Consequently, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 has been introduced by the government which even criminalizes this practice withContinue reading “Religion and Women: Solving The Conflict”

Understanding the Psychology behind Hate Crimes

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Hatred is a passionate feeling, but unlike love, it leads to a lot of catastrophes and crimes. Hate crimes are the crimes committed by a person or a group ofContinue reading “Understanding the Psychology behind Hate Crimes”

A Muslim Holocaust in India?

Murder is never an answer. No, neither is it a question and the answer to it is also not yes. We need to act like more civil beings. No wonder Todd Phillips and Steve Carrel said that today’s generation takes offence at everything. We all know that there are some iconic rivalries in this world.Continue reading “A Muslim Holocaust in India?”

Law and Cultural Appropriation

The word Cultural appropriation is originally derived from Sociologist writings of the late 20th Century (the 1990s) and is said to be first used by indigenous people of those countries who have had a history of Colonization like Canada and the United States (The Week 2019). In simple terms, it means the use of culturalContinue reading “Law and Cultural Appropriation”

The Plight of Indian Dalits: An overview of Culture and Prejudice

The word Dalit means ‘trampled upon/ oppressed’. The term was first coined by Mahatma Jatirao Phule (1827-1890), a social reformer in Maharashtra, to describe the oppressed condition of the ‘untouchables’ and ‘outcastes’ of Western.[1] Dalits reside all over the world and are recognised by the global community as well. According to the Indian Sociologists, theContinue reading “The Plight of Indian Dalits: An overview of Culture and Prejudice”

Jagannath Rath Yatra And The Triumph Of Age-Old Traditions Over A Pandemic

COVID-19 has brought chaos and mayhem in the lives of people and compelled them to modify their way of living. As the pandemic spreads and swells, people have been struggling to find normalcy in the new lifestyle of theirs. But while the world around us changes, there remain certain traditions and customs which are continuingContinue reading “Jagannath Rath Yatra And The Triumph Of Age-Old Traditions Over A Pandemic”

Elusive Uniform Civil Code

India is one of the most diverse nations in the world. It is known for the varied religious ethnicity and the deep cultural beliefs in its long-lived practices. India is widely known for its cultural values and heterogeneous society. Apart from being a multi-religious and multilingual state, India is a secular[1] country i.e. it propagatesContinue reading “Elusive Uniform Civil Code”

Equality and Inequality in India

Inequality is a fact. Equality is value The word equality means a state of equilibrium or a state where everyone is equal in rights, opportunities and resources. The debate on concept and state of equality and inequality around the world has been going on since decades among academicians of various disciplines. However, the concept ofContinue reading “Equality and Inequality in India”

Deciphering the Essence of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

On the 11th of December 2019, the most controversial bill in recent times was passed and on the 12th of December, almost immediately, it received the assent of the president, thereby making the bill an act. The Citizenship Amendment Act,2019 (CAA) was passed in the Parliament of India, to insert a proviso to expedite theContinue reading “Deciphering the Essence of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019”

Constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Marriage is a sacred tie and its sanctity is upheld by personal laws of all the religions. When a husband and wife are tied in wedlock, they become one, living together in harmony. Hindus use the term ‘Ardhangni’ which means ‘half of the husband‘ to denote that a man is incomplete without his wife. InContinue reading “Constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955”