Month: January 2011

Dial-a-divorce against spirit of Islam: M J Akbar

Source – indiatimes Qazis who are opposing the abolition of triple talaq are against the spirit of Islam, minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar tells Economic Times in an interview. Excerpts: Q: Does Quran sanction triple talaq?  The spirit of the holy Quran is clearly on the side of gender emancipation…The 65th sura

Israeli men who refuse to grant divorce could face jail

Israeli husbands who refuse to grant a Jewish religious divorce to their wives can now be indicted and face stiff prison sentences, the justice ministry said today. After years of rabbinate control of religious divorces, the ministry said the judiciary was going to get involved in order to “liberate” women. Hundreds or even thousands of