apprehension about the right of a divorced woman to get alimony. Justices Indu Malhotra and UU Lalit held that it “was certainly open to the wife to give up any claim so far as maintenance or permanent alimony or stridhan but she could not have given up the rights which vest in the daughter (a minor) insofar as maintenance and other issues are concerned”.
In a parliamentary democratic set up, it is not possible to impose laws on an utterly hostile community despite the best of intension and the promise of long-term national gains, without due consultation, consensus and credible parliamentary scrutiny.
The recommendation made by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to bring all minority-run schools, including madrasas, under the purview of the Right to Education Act and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has generated much consternation and apprehension. What exactly are the issues?