Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicMuslim Women

Topic: Muslim Women

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.

Girls need to be in school, hijab or not. Karnataka HC judgment a blow to diversity

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

Forget ‘essential’, hijab isn’t that Islamic. Muslim women just made Western tees ‘halaal’

Hijab replaced the invisibility of Muslim women with a hypervisibility of religious identity. That's why Karnataka HC's judgment stands tall.

We asked Muslim women why they wear hijab in playing sports. Here’s what they told us

Supporters of hijab ban should listen to Muslim women who want to wear a hijab in sports. If they are silenced, it will further exclude them.

BJP backs Bommai on Karnataka hijab ban, but leaders worry PM Modi’s global image could be hit

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken in support of the Karnataka govt's stance on the hijab row, but BJP leaders are worried about its repercussions.

Let’s focus on getting women into education, work. Don’t make it conditional on what they wear

Women’s literacy, higher education are lowest among Muslims, who are among poorest groups. Figure for those working or willing to work likely to be even lower than 20% for all women.

It’s not just Muslim rebel women who came out of purdah. See how most were dutiful daughters

According to a paper published on JSTOR on 8 Feb, purdah wasn't the forte of rebel Muslims like Ismat Chughtai. Dutiful women were a part of it too.

Reform on hijab important but where it’s coming from is more important

Like interpretations of Muskan Khan's viral video, the hijab row too is multi-layered — religion, law and feminism blending together into a political soup.

‘Constitutional questions’: Karnataka HC refers hijab plea to larger bench, no interim order

Single bench of Justice Krishna S. Dixit said larger bench needed due to ‘enormity of questions of importance’, and refused interim relief for students to take their exams.

Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals show that we Indians don’t respect the dignity of people different from us

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

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Narendra Modi addresses the bureaucrats at Vigyan Bhawan | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Modi govt’s assault on democracy is more sinister than the Emergency. Look at the differences

While the Emergency was brutal and sudden, Modi govt's moves are far more insidious and systemic and will undermine our society for a long time.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.
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