Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicKarnataka Hijab Controversy

Topic: Karnataka Hijab Controversy

Religion is a smokescreen used by political parties. Growth, not division should be the agenda

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Karnataka hijab petitioners turned away from exam centre, likely to lose academic year

Abhishek Hiremath, accused of making an inflammatory post that sparked communal unrest in Hubballi, allowed to take his exam Friday.

Al-Zawahiri invoking culture war in South Asia. Al-Qaeda sees opportunity in Hijab row

For millions, in India and Pakistan, state is a god that’s failed. Al-Qaeda isn’t the only violent movement to have flowered in this toxic political landscape.

‘Karnataka the lab of new Hindutva, tensions stoked by al Qaeda chief’ — top news from Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

As communal tensions rise in Karnataka, IT firms ‘reach out’ to investment-seeking Tamil Nadu

TN Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan also says IT companies showing ‘great interest’ in state, but doesn't say where from. His govt to soon host several investor events abroad.

‘Road-rage murder’ gets communal twist: Why Karnataka Police fact-checked home minister & others

State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra claimed victim was ‘brutally murdered’ because he ‘could not speak in Urdu’. He issued a clarification after police posted a fact-check.

Al Qaeda chief’s support ‘unwelcome, wrong, bid to create rift’, says Karnataka girl Muskan’s dad

In a video statement, al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri hailed Muskan Khan, Karnataka student who made headlines by standing up to a crowd that heckled her for wearing a burqa to college.

Al Qaeda chief’s speech on Karnataka’s Hijab row aimed at stoking a communal fire in India

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Male leadership won’t do. India’s Muslim community needs a woman in charge

India needs a modern Muslim woman who floats from English to Urdu, who is culturally Islamic but doesn’t necessarily dress the part. We need a hustler, not a rabble-rouser.

Confused about ‘halal-jhatka’ controversy? Here’s how the 2 methods of slaughter are different

Right-wing groups in Karnataka recently gave a call for boycott of halal meat during ‘Varshadodaku’, the day after Ugadi, when many communities have a non-vegetarian feast.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.