Indian parliament’s recent approval of a bill outlawing the centuries-old right of a Muslim man to instantly divorce his wife by pronouncing the word Arabic word “talaq” (meaning “divorce”) three times in his wife’s presence – has been dubbed as a “Historic” day … putting an end to “the injustice that was going on with Muslim women as now it will make anyone practicing instant divorce liable to prosecution.”
Here it is worth noting that India is one of the few countries where this practice had survived in law until it was declared “unconstitutional” by the Indian Supreme Court two years ago and now, it is all set to become a law.
While the judgement has been truly progressive and a positive step towards the empowerment of women in general and Muslim women in particular, it has not been without its votaries of dissent. But, notwithstanding the dissent, there can not be any doubt that this act of law will go a long way in strengthening the respect and veneration of womanhood in all sections of the rich, multi-faith and multi-dimensional Indian society.
All along the movement for abolishing this centuries-old practice, most of the segments of the Indian society have stood in support of this cause. One such important segment is the academician wherein several law colleges like Asian Law College (ALC) in Noida, Delhi NCR have vociferously fostered the cause of gender justice as part of their core course curriculum.
As part of this academic feature, ALC law students are taught to take up the contemporary social issues for debate and discussion in a simulated court room condition, just as they would fight it out in the various courts of law after the completion of their courses at the institute.
The subject of ‘triple talaq’ was one such social issue that had been debated and discussed in the campus for long and, therefore, the passing of the ‘triple talaq’ bill has brought a sense of joy and victory for the students, faculty and the management of this top private law college in Delhi NCR as well!
Ranked amongst ‘‘10 Best Law Institute in India’ by The Knowledge Review and rated as ‘10 Most Promising Law Colleges in India 2018’ by Higher Education Review, Asian Law College, Noida is a part of Delhi NCR-based largest centre for media, management, IT, law, fashion & hospitality education, the Asian Education Group (AEG). Set up with a mission to promote excellence in the field of legal education and to fulfill the ever increasing demand of quality legal professionals for a growing legal world, Asian Law College is approved by Bar Council of India and presently offers 5-year B.A.LL. B & 3-year LL. B courses in affiliation with Ch. Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut.
Providing an international edge to its flagship law programmes B.A.LL. B & LL. B, Asian Law College has an exclusive tie up with Faculty of Law of the prestigious University of Cape Town, South Africa whereby ALC students of B.A.LL. B / LL. B International Program have the unique opportunity of getting an enriching international exposure with Eight Day Fully Paid educational trip to the beautiful city of Cape Town where they will undergo a practical workshop on International Law and Legal Framework at the University of Cape Town Campus. This trip is a perfect blend of learning and fun in a global landscape where students get the practical aspects of International Law and also enjoy local sightseeing.
In addition to the core programmes, ALC provides the additional diplomas/certifications in Cyber Law, IPR, Media & Entertainment Law that enhances the value of the degree and helps student’s resume stand-out of the crowd. Apart from several other advantageous features like state-of-the-art Moot Court and academic visits to Supreme Court, Parliament & varied Legal Firms – Asian Law College also has an In-house ‘Judicial Coaching Academy’ (ALC-JCA) for effective Judicial Services Examination Coaching.
To know more, please visit the website alc.edu.in