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The usually crowded Jama Masjid in Delhi during the coronavirus lockdown | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No hug, handshake, namaz at mosque: Muslim scholars urge community to celebrate Eid at home

The Eid, which comes at the end of the 30-day Ramzan month, is expected to be first-of-its-kind with adherence to norms of social distancing in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
People offer Friday namaz on the roof of a mosque that was burnt by rioters in Brijpuri | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi Police urge Muslims to not go out during Shab-e-Barat amid Covid-19 lockdown

Shab-e-Barat is marked by Muslims congregating in mosques and visiting graves of their loved ones. The festival is on 8-9 April this year.
Special Task Force (STF) police officers sit in a vehicle arriving at the Parliament of Sri Lanka in Colombo

Sri Lanka lifts curfew and arrests 60 people for anti-Muslim riots

Officials have reported no incidents of violence overnight and the situation in Sri Lanka is returning to normal.
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

The namaz and its significance to the Muslim community

As the Muslim prayer is under attack again, with Noida police banning religious congregations at parks in Sector 58, ThePrint brings you a lowdown on namaz and its importance.

No plan in place for those detected as illegal migrants: Assam minister

Himanta Biswa Sarma says Assam’s ethnic Muslims have nothing to fear about NRC update and the state belongs as much to them as it does to other communities

Talk Point: What reforms has the Muslim community initiated on triple talaq?

Ahead of the SC's triple talaq judgement we ask experts the internal reforms the community has implemented.

On triple talaq, voices in a Muslim neighbourhood contradict that of the clergy

Opinion about the Supreme Court’s hearing of the controversial practice of triple talaq is divided but surprisingly apolitical SANYA DHINGRA

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.