Insight: Will India free its Shah Banos?

| Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 23:29
First Published |
For long, India has seen the debate over uniform civil code through a political prism, but perhaps it is time for a major reform. Under the SC’s lens now are laws that discriminate against women. The apex court has agreed to examine a petition challenging the use of ‘triple talaq’.
The move has got the conservatives enraged who have questioned the need for such a plea to be heard. The big question now is whether India is ready to free women in the country from the grip of archaic laws.
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