Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Muslims

Should live-in relationships be registered? Ideas Uttarakhand UCC panel is sifting through

Committee also gets suggestions for a ban on polygamy, polyandry & for reversal of inheritance rights to parents in case of death of sons. Most are in favour of UCC, says official.

Pope Francis’ Bahrain visit may get caught in human rights conflict between Shias & Sunnis

It is only the 2nd visit by a pope to the Arabian Peninsula, following his 2019 visit to UAE. Bahrain is about 70% Muslim. However, it allows Catholics to practice their faith publicly.

SC orders cops & state govts to take ‘suo motu’ action against hate speech, or face contempt

SC seeks reports on action taken from govts of Delhi, UP and Uttarakhand. It was hearing plea seeking urgent intervention to stop hate speech against Muslims.

‘Muslims not getting due share despite being large part of country,’ says NCP chief Pawar

While addressing an event organised by the Vidarbha Muslim Intellectuals Forum, Sharad Pawar also batted for Urdu while stressing importance of the 'main language' of states.

Chief imam calls Mohan Bhagwat ‘rashtra pita’, says ‘DNA same, only worship method different’

At the Azad Market Madrasa Tajweedul Quran in Old Delhi, the RSS head told students Thursday they ‘were the future of the country’.

‘Bid to please Yogi?’ Oppn tears into proposal to change ‘Muslim’ names of wards in CM’s Gorakhpur

Around 50 wards, including 10 new ones, are to be named after Hindu gods, freedom fighters & other historic personalities. BJP says names kept 'keeping emotions of public' in mind.

Modernisation, or harassment? Why survey on unrecognised madrasas is fuelling row in UP

The UP Madrasa Shiksha Parishad chairman claims several madrasas that got recognition earlier never existed. But an activist asserts such surveys can end up in spiking corruption.

How Muslim feminists were divided in their fight against divorce laws — between clergy & BJP

In ‘Divorce and Democracy,’ Saumya Saxena writes how the Bebaak Collective and BMMA differed in their support for Shayara Bano.

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.

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The EQB and the GLB are siblings powered by different hearts, and while they do the same job, they feel very, very different.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.