Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Muslims

A member of the Border Security Force guards the Babri Masjid

What about Babri Masjid? How land became more important than the mosque in Ayodhya

Even the so-called Muslim parties involved in the dispute are more interested in the land on which the mosque once stood.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Without realising, BJP has surrendered India to Muhammad Ali Jinnah

An India that denies itself to some of us could end up being denied to all of us, writes Shashi Tharoor.
A gathering of hindutva supporters | @BJP4India | Twitter

Is India in danger of becoming a Hindu Pakistan?

For the first time, India’s leaders have sought to redefine the country effectively as a home for South Asians that aren’t Muslims. 
A Uighur-owned restaurant in Xinjiang, China

This is how Islam is getting a Communist makeover in China

Reports from China suggest that the country will soon release a five-year 'outline' for the 'Sinicisation' of Islam.
Muslim women

Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday, Congress to oppose it

The Triple Talaq Bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha --245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it -- on Thursday amid a walkout by the Opposition.
Narendra Modi

BJP has lost the plot, things are slipping out of Narendra Modi’s hands: Zafar Sareshwala

There is a stark difference between what PM Modi’s approach used to be, and what seems to be the BJP’s current approach.

Pakistan doesn’t give citizenship on religion, but India is dangerously tilting towards it

Justice S.R. Sen's comment reopened an unfinished Partition debate about Hindus and Muslims in South Asia.
Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah spoke up for Muslims, but dangerously alienated most of them

Naseeruddin Shah's comments, as well-meaning as they were, risk playing into the good Muslim vs bad Muslim binary.
A file photo of Muslim women participating in a convention on triple talaq | Getty Images

Fresh bill introduced in Lok Sabha to make triple talaq a penal offence

The bill to make the practice of tripe talaq among Muslims a penal offence will replace an ordinance issued in September.
Nizamuddin dargah in New Delhi | Special arrangement

Women challenge Nizamuddin dargah ban, which is in place because ‘dead can see them naked’

Three women law students have cited the Ajmer Sharif dargah as an example of the bar having no basis in Islamic scripture.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...