Bestseller III: Update on Bestseller spewing anti-Muslim Propaganda

I had written a couple of posts (Bestseller I and Bestseller II) on a High Court judgement banning a book spewing anti-muslim propaganda.  In today's Indian Express, Pratap Bhanu Mehta discusses the judgement in a larger piece on religious freedom and freedom of expression: "...courts have been unduly squeamish about protecting free expression. This squeamishness … Continue reading Bestseller III: Update on Bestseller spewing anti-Muslim Propaganda

Bestseller II: How scholarly are our courts?

Yesterday I posted a piece on a judgement of the Bombay High Court banning a book.  I had mentioned the facts of the book and the main points raised by the author of the book.  Today, I am quoting the main points of the court's judgement.  After that I argue that banning books on sensitive … Continue reading Bestseller II: How scholarly are our courts?

Protection for divorced Muslim women

An article in today's online edition of Indian Express ('Shah Bano to Shabana Bano') praises the reformist track record of the Supreme Court in matters concerning divorce and maintenance of Muslim women.  A perusal of the judgement delivered in the case of Shabana Bano v. Imran Khan shows the subtle yet refined lines of legal … Continue reading Protection for divorced Muslim women