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Women free to enter mosques, ignore any fatwa on the matter, AIMPLB tells SC

AIMPLB made the contention in reply to a PIL demanding equal access for women in mosques and equal rights to pray, as guaranteed by the Constitution.
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Pratiksha Baxi on ‘public fixation’ on death penalty, K Sreenivasan defends Bolsonaro invite

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
The controversial triple talaq bill cleared the Rajya Sabha hurdle on 31 July | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Triple talaq law poorly implemented, police take lot of time to file FIR, say Muslim women

At a conference, several Muslim women narrated their struggle with the legal system after they sought to file complaints against their husbands over triple talaq.
Triple Talaq Bill

Modi govt to make Kashmiri women aware of triple talaq law as part of Nai Roshni scheme

BJP plans outreach to Muslim women to make them aware of rights under triple talaq law. BJP's minority unit to also help out.
Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

In echo of Sabarimala dissent, SC junks plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques

Supreme Court’s emphasis on the ‘standing’ of petitioner Hindu Mahasabha is reminiscent of Justice Indu Malhotra’s dissent in Sabarimala judgment.
Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

SC admits plea to lift ‘ban’ on Muslim women in mosques. But Islam doesn’t bar them at all

Islam doesn't restrict women's entry into any mosque in the world. The only limitation is that women have to stand in a separate row, some distance behind men.
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SC invokes Sabarimala in plea seeking entry of women into mosques

SC issues notices to minority affairs ministry, Muslim law board and NCW on a petition filed by a Muslim couple challenging ban on entry of women in mosques.
Documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan with other activists raise slogans to condemn mob lynching| PTI

Muslim women group’s manifesto wants political parties to make law against mob lynching

These women demanded the political parties restore constitutional rights of women and minorities.
A file photo of Muslim women participating in a convention on triple talaq | Getty Images

Triple talaq non-issue, empower us through education: Muslim women in Rajasthan

Across the Jaipur, Sikar and Jhunjhunu belt, the general refrain among Muslim women is that the government shouldn't tinker with Sharia laws.
Muslim women

Nikah halala: Is it rape or religion?

As the Centre prepares to file its response on the matter in court, the community finds itself wading through several interpretations.

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.


The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.