AIMPLB's recently-held eighteenth national conference included the controversial revival of talk of establishing a separate system of 'Islamic courts' in the country but this has not received the attention it deserves.
When her parents asked her to wear a burqa while attending her university classes, Fauzia refused to comply. The result was that she was barred from going to the university and sat at home washing dishes.
Tearing into shreds the model nikaahnama released last week by the All India Muslim Personal Board, several women's and human rights organizations slammed it for being blatantly anti-women and reactionary.
What is it about rape that the judiciary cannot restrict itself to delivering verdicts about the guilt of the accused, but makes observations on the complainant's behaviour, her moral character and her marriage prospects?