Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: Muslims

Quran has no space for casteism but Ashraaf Muslims interpret it differently

Islamic scholar Alim Ashraf Ali Thanvi writes that equality is reserved for afterlife. In the real world, it is important to respect one’s caste superiority.

‘Natives’ vs Bengali-speaking ‘Miyas’: Why Assam govt has named 5 Muslim groups as indigenous

Assam govt Tuesday announced 'indigenous' status for Goriya, Moriya, Deshi, Julah & Syed communities. Opposition accuses BJP of sowing division between Assamese & Bengali-speaking Muslims.

‘Rotis, not chicken’ — In UP, Muslim man’s family lament his fate, say ‘we’re feeling terrorised’

Ever since his arrest for ‘wrapping meat in deities’ images’, Talib Hussain’s family has been gripped by fear. His eatery has lost customers, his grandkids have stopped going to school.

Why Modi, Yogi govts are treating Agnipath protesters as ‘their people’

BJP knows better than to concede the goodwill of the social group it has worked hard to capture. Muslims would never get this treatment.

Threat of ‘Kafirophobia’ and ‘mindset of violence’ — what Hindu Right press wrote this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

Muslims in India are semi-citizens now. Political and civil rights have been bulldozed

Bulldozers are a perfect symbol of how the BJP-ruled states view Muslims – as a community to be controlled and managed, not as citizens who need to be negotiated with in accordance with law.

RSS’ Ram Madhav says Muslims ‘need to give up 3 concepts’: ‘Kafir, ummah, jihad to kill’

RSS functionary says Muslims must forsake ‘iconoclastic history of mediaeval Islam, not identify with invaders’. Expresses support for Pandits protesting targeted killings in J&K.

BJP set to become ‘Muslim-free’ in Parliament when RS terms of Naqvi, Islam, Akbar end

BJP's Minority Morcha chief blames Muslims for choosing 'wrong platforms' to represent the community. Political analysts see low representation as a cause of concern for BJP.

‘Many Holocaust films, none on India’s Islamic invasion’: Why Tejasvi Surya’s words sparked row

The BJP MP’s remarks, made at an event in Australia last week, have invited sharp criticism from Muslim groups, academics & human rights activists.

BJP walked 2 tightropes – correct history, bond with Islamic nations. It has fallen off both

Any change in the BJP will now be strategic, not fundamental. The party has come too far for that.

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.