Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Indian Supreme Court Moves On Muslim Divorce Law

India's Supreme Court is now taking issue with the gender-discriminating aspects of Muslim Divorce Law:

Note the Supreme Court's jab at the parliament:
“There is no doubt in practice Muslim women are discriminated against. The legislature has done nothing to end it. The SC must take cognizance of such discrimination and do something for them”
While the court's actions against Muslim Personal Law would be helpful for India, the court's sudden motivations for doing may not be out of concern for public interest, but rather out of its own parochial political interests, after having autocratically opposed the will of the Indian parliament and public on the matter of Supreme Court judge appointments. India's Supreme Court justices are increasingly exposing themselves as the unelected politicians they in fact are.

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