Hello World! A Tale of Two Countries

A Tale of Two Countries – Freedom On the Internet and in Society Colour Index Obstacles to the free flow of information online Grey – Unknown Blue – No censorship Yellow – Some censorship Red – Under surveillance Black – Heavy surveillance (“Internet black holes”) Internet-surveillance trends around the world are both interesting and surprising. … Continue reading

Hello World! Christian Divorce In India

Christian Divorce in India Early this month Kerala High Court has delivered another verdict striking down the outdated provision of a religious personal law and passing a decision regarding divorce upholding the provision of the Indian Civil Code. The difference is that this time it was the couple who asked to be judged by the … Continue reading

Hello World! A Landmark Verdict by the Supreme Court of India

From Shah Bano to Shabano Bano In December 2009, Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark verdict in favour of the divorced Muslim women. Indian Civil Code grants alimony and maintenance to the divorced women just as in any civil law in the democratic world. However, orthodox Islamic clerics had pressed the government to keep … Continue reading