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Why UP police order to ban public Namaz should have been celebrated

All Indian communities should remember that their religious rituals—a part of their fundamental rights—come with a corresponding duty.
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The namaz and its significance to the Muslim community

As the Muslim prayer is under attack again, with Noida police banning religious congregations at parks in Sector 58, ThePrint brings you a lowdown on namaz and its importance.

Kanwariyas vs Namazis: Double standard over disruption in public spaces?

During the month of sawan, kanwariyas (carriers of holy water) take to the streets for an annual Hindu procession that disrupts traffic and even leads to violence on the streets. On the other hand, Muslims have faced severe criticism for praying in open spaces and using loudspeakers for azaan. ThePrint asks- Kanwariyas vs Namazis: Double standard over disruption in public spaces? Vicious plan to establish Hindu practices as cultural, Muslim as alien Apoorvanand Hindi professor, Delhi University Religion is a messy thing. It gets actualised through rituals of different kinds. Kanwar Yatra is one such ritual, which makes you a truer Shiva bhakt. By performing this ritual, your claim on Shiva becomes stronger and more authentic. It is futile to argue if it forms an essential part of Hinduism or Shiva bhakti. Namazis can make similar argument about their Juma Namaz, performed collectively in an open or closed space. You can remain a true Muslim even...
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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.
Khattar comments on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid

Khattar’s namaz remark contradicts what Hindutva groups have argued for in the Ayodhya case

A Supreme Court judgment in 1994 in the Ayodhya case had ruled that while a Muslim can pray practically anywhere, the site of a Hindu temple is set in stone.
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Last Laughs: A storm’s predicted in Karnataka and the farce of leaders eating meals with Dalits

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

There is nothing remotely unconstitutional or anti-Muslim about Khattar’s comment on namaz

It makes sound political sense for the opposition to not oppose Khattar’s remark, but appeasement politics looks at other factors.
A file image of Muslims offering namaz in India

Govt should provide places for namaz if it doesn’t want us to pray on roads: Muslim groups

Groups also reiterate the demand to open up historical mosques for worship, while minorities commission chairperson says the row is ‘not a big issue’.

On Camera

Tablighi Jamaat will have to change its ways in post-Covid world order

Jamaat’s religious puritanism can’t be an excuse for endangering public health, nor can its criminal negligence in keeping infected foreign preachers be condoned.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

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5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.