Friday, 2 December, 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.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.