1. Right To Privacy Is A Fundamental RightSettling the decades long debate on the issue of the right to privacy being a fundamental right, the Supreme Court held that right to privacy is protected under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. In a unanimous decision, a nine -Judge Constitution Bench overruled the judgments in MP Sharma and Kharak Singh cases. The Petitions were disposed of in the following terms: The decision in M P Sharma that privacy is not a fundamental right stands overruled. The decision in Kharak Singh that privacy is not a fundamental right stands overruled. Right to privacy is protected as intrinsic part of right to life and liberty. All decisions subsequent to Kharak Singh makes the position clear and will hold the field. Read the Judgment Here 2.Triple Talaq UnconstitutionalIn a landmark decision, Supreme Court of India declared the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional by a 3:2 … [Read more...] about Read 25 Important Judgment Of Supreme Court Of India Delivered In 2017
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The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks told a court at his arraignment today that he welcomes the death penalty because it will allow him to be a martyr.Khalid Sheik Mohammed spoke in response to a warning that he faces the death penalty for confessing his role in the attacks, the Associated Press reports. He wore thick glasses, a turban and looked much thinner than in a photo taken at the time of his arrest.“Yes, this is what I wish, to be a martyr for a long time,” Mohammed said. “I will, God willing, have this, by you.”Mohammed also sang verses from the Quran and said he wants to represent himself at trial. He said he can’t be represented by lawyers who are governed by law instead of “the Lord of the law,” Bloomberg reports.He told the judge in broken English that he should be allowed to cite the Quran, but he recognizes some subjects are off-limits. “I can’t mention about the torturing,” Mohammed said. “I … [Read more...] about Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Rejects Lawyers, Accepts Death Penalty
Ashraf Nubani had a plan when he left the bustle of New York City in 1998, relocating with his wife and four children to the gentler northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He took a job with a 10-lawyer firm and began developing a specialty in one of its practice areas—immigration.His ever-expanding ties to the metro area’s large Muslim community would help grow a general practice in a way he describes only half-jokingly:Step 1: Help the foreign national get an H-1B visa, which is quicker than a green card for permission to work here.Step 2:When he becomes a permanent resident, handle incorporation matters for his startup company.Step 3: After he marries, represent him in his divorce.Step 4: When his ex-wife takes all the money, work his bankruptcy.Step 5: When his resulting anger leads to a DUI arrest, go with him to traffic court.That was the plan. But things changed considerably for this Palestinian-American lawyer after Sept. 11, 2001.Many have been overtaken by … [Read more...] about The Go-To Lawyer of ‘Northern Virginiastan’
Maintaining that ceremonies concerning birth, marriage, divorce, property and death the Muslim community were being decided by family influenced by social norms, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board today requested the Supreme Court not to intervene on these issues.Significantly, on day four of the hearing by the Constitution bench of a batch of petitions challenging the constitution validity of triple talaq, senior counsel Kapil Sibal appearing for the Muslim board said it was considering reforms and gradual giving up of triple talaq but wanted time for it.Also asking the five judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar not act in a hurry, he asked “billions of words have been written on debated over validity of triple talaq and the SC thinks it can digest all in six days?” CONSIDERING REFORMS“Triple Talaq is part of faith for 1400 years”, then Justice Kurian Joseph replied: “May be. But now women have come to us for justice … [Read more...] about Triple Talaq: AIMPLB Says Reforms In The Pipeline But Need Time; Asks SC Not To Interfere
In the background of a bunch of writ petitions filed before the Supreme Court, by some Muslim women’s organizations and individual victims, challenging the regressive and arbitrary practices of triple talaq, halala and polygamy among India’s Muslims, the Law Commission has come out with a questionnaire on the viability of a uniform civil code. The timing of the release of this questionnaire, close on the heels of the Union of India’s categorical stand against these arbitrary and unconstitutional practices before the Supreme Court, has raised concerns in the minds of those pressing for serious reforms in the personal laws of India’s Muslims. One concern is that, this would enable the All India Muslim Personal Law Board – a self-appointed custodian and defender of Islam – to whip up a fear psychosis in the Muslim community and stonewall any meaningful outcome in the pending legal proceedings. Predictably, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has … [Read more...] about Uniform Civil Code Or Codified Personal Law?