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Religious Freedom in India and Pakistan: The Matter of Conversion

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the two leading judgments of the Indian Supreme Court and the Pakistan Federal Shariat Court. In India, in 1995, in a case called Sarla Mudgal v. Union of India, the Supreme ... More


Boundaries of Faith: The Court and Conversion

Ronojoy Sen

in Articles of Faith: Religion, Secularism, and the Indian Supreme Court

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063803
eISBN:
9780199080168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063803.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The issue of religious conversion remains contentious in independent India and has frequently come up before the courts. There is an urgency to this question as it figures prominently in the ... More


Recent Changes in Case Law Concerning Hindu Marriage

Jean-Louis Halpérin

in Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courts of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463794
eISBN:
9780199086849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463794.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter raises the question of possible changes in Hindu marriage law brought by recent rulings of Indian courts. In a 2008 case, the Supreme Court of India stressed that marriage between a ... More


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