After nine long years, Indira Gandhi’s challenge against the unilateral conversion of her three children to Islam has finally drawn to a close. MCCHR interns Sarah and Max were at the Federal Court on 29 January 2018 and this is their summary of the Federal Court’s decision. The full grounds of judgement of the Federal Court […]
International human rights lawyer Wei Meng Lim-Kabaa returns to the blawg in dissecting the Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the Indira Gandhi child conversion case.
The recent Court of Appeal decision in the Registrar of Muallafs, Ipoh v Indira Gandhi a/p Mutho has provoked much discussion. Retired Judge NH Chan weighs in with his view. A mother’s distress and her desperate cry for global support in her quest for justice for her children who had been forced to convert to […]
The net effect of the judgments in the two cases explained.
The full grounds of judgment by Lee Swee Seng J
Zharif Badrul menyeru agar pindaan kepada Akta dibuat dengan segera demi keadilan
Ex-husband found in contempt for not handing child over
Indira’s kids not affected but can other kids now be converted unilaterally in Perak?
Justine’s public ecstasy.
Pengalaman Azrina di Kem Litigasi Strategik anjuran MCCHR dan KLYLC.
Lee Swee Seng JC’s grounds for quashing the conversion certificates
Can a child be born a Muslim?
The recent sidestep decision of the Federal Court in Shamala’s case prompted the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism to express its despair over the inaction by the authorities in addressing these serious issues. The press statement issued by its current President is reproduced below from the MCCBCHST website Harmony Malaysia.
The NY Times has again quoted LoyarBurokker K.Shanmuga in its coverage of the Indira Gandhi custody case where recently a civil court overruled the decision of a syariah court. This latest article reports on her ex-husband’s failed attempt in getting a stay order on that ruling and her plans to contest her children’s conversion.
The New York Times on 12 March featured the article titled above in reaction to the Indira Gandhi custody case where the Ipoh High Court in Perak overruled a Syariah court decision. LoyarBurokkers K. Shanmuga, who acted for Ms. Gandhi and Edmund Bon are quoted in the article, reproduced below.