Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: mosques

Uddhav govt puts ball in Centre’s court on mosque-loudspeaker issue after all-party meet

Meeting comes amid a raging controversy in Maharashtra over the loudspeaker issue. BJP boycotts meeting saying ‘law and order in state is all over the place’.

How India’s coastal Muslims helped it become wealthy, successful economy in medieval era

Muslims were crucial to India’s global trade because their familial ties allowed them to relate information and capital from West Asian markets to Indian buyers and craftspeople.

Letter claiming Karnataka DGP ordered removal of speakers from mosques is fake, say police

A fact-check by Karnataka Police revealed that the letter was fake and was 'issued mischievously' without proper authorisation.

RSS to go by what ‘samaaj’ thinks on Kashi & Mathura mosques, after seers’ call to remove them

A Hindu saints and seers’ body passed a resolution to ‘liberate’ Kashi and Mathura by removing the mosques, and sought RSS & VHP’s support.

Allahabad High Court allows azaan recitation, says it does not violate lockdown rules

Allahabad High Court, however, refuses to allow use of loudspeakers for the recitation, saying that cannot be considered an integral part of Islam.

Waris Pathan didn’t threaten police to open mosque amid lockdown, viral video is 4 years old

In the longer original video from 2016, former Maharashtra MLA Waris Pathan is seen arguing with a police official over the use of loudspeakers at a mosque.

Call off Friday prayers, cut duration — how mosques plan to tackle COVID-19

Two mosques in Kerala called off Friday prayers, while in Karnataka, mosques have been asked to cut time of prayers. Delhi’s Jama Masjid said it will go ahead with prayers.

Dhannipur near Ayodhya already has 15 mosques, local Muslims want hospital and college too

Residents of Dhannipur, where UP govt has allotted 5 acres of land as mandated by SC to build a mosque, say village needs development projects more.

Muslims left this Punjab village after Partition, Sikhs and Hindus look after their mosque

In Hedon Bet village near Ludhiana, religion is not something that divides the residents. A 54-year-old Sikh says ‘blessed to take care’ of the century-old mosque.

Jama Masjid, Mecca Masjid — why Twitter is flooded with images of India’s stunning mosques

Images of mosques from around India took over Twitter timelines a week after the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.