Balaji Srinivasan (for Info only, not official)

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Balaji Srinivasan

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    ... The Indian Express carried an opinion piece relating to the triple talaq case headlined ‘Whose fight is it anyway?’ (IE, June 12). The said piece betrayed complete disregard to the facts relating to the case. The piece was not really concerned with the truth of Shayara Bano’s writ petition or the Shamin Ara judgement, both of which were referred to in the article and distorted by utter misrepresentation. All of this is in addition to the fact that the opinion piece questioned the motivation of the lawyers representing the petitioner-women and, even worse, the motivation of the women themselves. To begin with, the piece alleges that Shayara Bano’s brother contacted a lawyer in the SC to file a transfer petition, who filed an “intervener [sic] application” instead of a transfer petition. First, no intervention application was filed by Bano — it is a very well-known and widely reported fact that she filed a writ petition and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board “intervened” in the case. ...

    Indian Express on June 27, 2017, 2:49 a.m.