Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Muslims

Pakistani refugees will have to wait some more to get citizenship as bill is stuck in Rajya Sabha

The bill aims to provide citizenship to minority refugees, barring Muslims, from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Swami Agnivesh was allegedly assaulted by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha

Swami Agnivesh: First they came for Muslims. Now, they’re going after Hindu Arya Samajis

The 80-year-old Arya Samaji was assaulted because another group of Hindu men believed his version of Hinduism was too soft, too forgiving.
A guest greets Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his Iftar party in New Delhi | Sanjeev Chopra/PTI

Rahul Gandhi’s Muslim outreach wants to win over liberals but alienates conservatives

The Congress guest list had Muslim liberals, left-of-centre intellectuals and professionals. But there were no Muslim conservatives with contrarian views.
Eid al-Adha morning prayers in the Taj Mahal premises | STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Politics over namaz inside historic Taj mosque likely to survive beyond 2019

It is possible for the Hindutva elites to make use of the favourable passages of the judgment for its anti-Muslim politics.
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee denies Muslim appeasement, says love all communities

Banerjee's statement comes after she made Niti Aayog postpone its meeting due to Eid.

Pakeezah to Race 3: Tracing the journey of Muslim social this Eid

The wane of the ‘Muslim social’ genre coincided with the loss of prominence that Urdu suffered in northern India.
Indian police

One in two Indian Muslims fears being falsely accused in terrorism cases, finds study

A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti shows Adivasis are most afraid of being framed for Maoist activities, while Dalits are afraid of being falsely accused of petty thefts.
Sunny Deol

If Priyanka has to say sorry for showing Hindu terrorism, so should Sunny Deol to Muslims

The over-simplistic categorisation of Muslims in movies, where the majority is presumed to be terrorists or their sympathisers, is fraught with double...
PM Narendra Modi with the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta | PIB

Modi shores up support in southeast Asia but loses key political battle in India

If the BJP had given a few token seats to Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, both during the Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the slogan of “Ganna Vs Jinnah” ...

The modern Muslim woman speaks: Daisy Khan’s memoir will make you listen to it

Muslim and feminist, Daisy Khan's memoir is a powerful account of a woman dealing with religion and women's rights, faith and FGM, self-actualisation and marriage.