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Topic: Muslims in India

‘Madrasas should disappear, Muslims originally Hindus’: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma at RSS event

Abolishing madrasas, slamming the Gandhis and "reconversion", Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke about his idea of India and whether religion should play a role in education.

Indian Muslims got ‘less religious’ since 2016, shows CSDS study. 44% reported discrimination

Muslims report more discrimination than other minorities, but instead of ‘turning to faith’ they are getting less religious, report says. Experts say reality is more nuanced.

Muslims more likely to be targeted by Delhi Police if facial recognition technology is used

Any technological intervention that intensifies policing will aggravate the historical systemic bias, particularly against Muslims living in over-policed areas like Old Delhi or Nizamuddin.

Editors Guild demands withdrawal of FIRs against journalists who tweeted on Muslim man’s attack

Noting UP Police's FIRs against The Wire and other journalists for tweets on the attack of an elderly Muslim man, Editor Guild calls it 'wanton misuse of laws to criminalize reporting'.

School dropout rate among Muslim girls reduced, govt focusing on their education — Modi at AMU

Speaking at the centenary celebrations of AMU, PM Narendra Modi said his govt has been ensuring that all schemes reach every citizen without discrimination.

Muslims are most happy in India, Constitution ensured space to all — RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

In an interview to Hindi monthly Vivek, Bhagwat says India has allowed space for all religions since Partition while Pakistan denied rights to those not Muslim. 

Dawoodi Bohras bring mosque home this Muharram, praying with family during Covid

Members of Dawoodi Bohra community are not going to mosques during the Ashara Mubaraka period observed in Muharram month, and are praying at home due to Covid pandemic.

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.

Modi skips Eid in the line-up of Indian festivals. Act of omission or commission?

In his address to the nation Tuesday, PM Modi mentioned up to twelve upcoming festivals till the end of the year, but failed to mention Eid which is next month.

New wave of anger against Muslims threatens to hurt India’s virus fight

In Mumbai’s Dharavi, a Covid hotspot, Muslims are afraid to self-report because the rising discrimination has made them afraid, authorities say.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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