Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: Islam

Threat of ‘Kafirophobia’ and ‘mindset of violence’ — what Hindu Right press wrote this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

South India challenges the notions of medieval Islam—lessons from Deccan history

It is absurd to replace modern mosques with temples—as absurd as demanding Tamilians pay reparations to Karnataka because the Cholas destroyed Kalyana in 1047.

There is a whole ‘Aurangzeb Industry’ taking shape. Let’s discuss it on four counts

Simple questions are always ignored to reproduce two conflicting images of Aurangzeb.

Imam dismissed as advisor on Islamophobia to UK govt for supporting ban of ‘The Lady of Heaven’

In a letter to Imam Qari Asim, the UK government said that his support to a campaign to limit free expression is the reason behind his discontinuation.

‘Racist film, take it down’ — Movie on Prophet’s daughter triggers protests in UK

'The Lady of Heaven' attempts to tell the story of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Fatimah al-Zahra. Film's executive producer says protests have 'overstepped boundaries'.

Arab nations should restrict ties with India to trade, not comment on our internal dynamics

The Islamic monarchies that took strong note of the insult to their religion conveniently overlooked the disrespectful remarks against Hindu deities and religious symbols.

India bending before Arabs isn’t good for Muslims. Their loyalty will now be more suspect

Modern Muslim scholars beginning with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan have responded to criticisms of Prophet Muhammad's life academically. A violent display of hurt sentiments is a sign of intellectual inadequacy.

Why India must say ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ to Islamic states

We cannot allow the Taliban to lecture India on minority rights or even listen to the US pontificate on human rights.

RSS’ Ram Madhav says Muslims ‘need to give up 3 concepts’: ‘Kafir, ummah, jihad to kill’

RSS functionary says Muslims must forsake ‘iconoclastic history of mediaeval Islam, not identify with invaders’. Expresses support for Pandits protesting targeted killings in J&K.

Arab world angered over anti-Prophet remarks, India says act by ‘fringe elements’

Angered by anti-Islamic statements by BJP spokespersons, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran summoned Indian envoys and handed diplomatic notes expressing disappointment and condemnation.

On Camera


Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.