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India: "Our" women, "their" women
Communal ideology and women.
India/Pakistan: India and Pakistan's deadly code of dishonour
In honour-and-shame cultures like those of India and Pakistan, male honour resides in the sexual probity of women, and the "shaming" of women dishonours all men.
India: Women battle on with mosque plan
Muslim women in a small town in southern India have come together to form a community of elders or jamat, traditionally dominated by men. This is the first step towards their ultimate goal, building a mosque exclusively for women.
India: Statement on Muzafarnagar rape case/fatwa
We condemn the 'fatwa' issued by the Dar ul Uloom Deobandi, in the case of the rape by the father-in-law of Imrana of Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
India: Cabinet clears proposal for female domestic violence law
The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Bill, 2005 in Parliament.
India: AIMPLB backs Deoband's anti-women fatwa
Muslim panel too rules lifelong separation for rape victim.
India: Imrana rape splits Muslim board
The alleged rape of Imrana, a mother of five, by her father-in-law has split the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex decision-making body of the community, along sectarian lines.
India: Protest against India rape fatwa
A ruling by a Muslim seminary in India that a woman allegedly raped by her father-in law must separate from her husband has been met with protests.
India: Woman 'ordered to marry rapist'
An Indian woman who was allegedly raped by her father-in-law is now being ordered by a Muslim council of community elders to marry him.
India: The gender of Islam
Could progressive readings of Islam enhance women's rights? In India, Margot Badran talks to Muslims who see religion as a way to emancipation.
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