Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicProphet Muhammad

Topic: Prophet Muhammad

‘You are single-handedly responsible… apologise,’ SC slams Nupur Sharma for Prophet remarks

Top court refuses to entertain the suspended BJP spokesperson’s request to club all FIRs in Delhi, calling her arrogant for bypassing smaller courts.

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.

Empty streets, ‘Jai Shri Ram’, RAF – Udaipur prepares for Hindu tailor’s funeral

Kanhaiya Lal Teli was allegedly killed by 2 Muslim men for a social media post in support of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, suspended for her controversial comments on Prophet Muhammad.

Kanpur & Prayagraj demolitions are ‘routine’, not linked to riots, Yogi govt tells SC

In affidavit, UP govt also says petitioner ‘cherry-picked’ demolitions ‘in an attempt to falsely link the same to rioting’ over remarks on the Prophet.

ED questioning of Rahul Gandhi has breathed new life into Congress — in Urdu press this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Gandhigiri, but detention too: How UP Police handled ‘twin challenge’ of Agnipath, Prophet rows

UP Police engaged in dialogue Friday with youngsters protesting against Agnipath scheme. However, 260 people were detained after arson & violence were reported in some districts.

Ukraine war, Prophet remarks — ASEAN raises sticky issues in ties with India at Delhi meet

Foreign ministers of ASEAN states unanimously highlighted impact of Russia-Ukraine war on Southeast & South Asia. They also batted for greater integration with South Asia through India.

‘Demolitions can’t be retaliatory’ — SC issues notice to UP govt, but no stay on bulldozer drives

Apex court gives state three days to explain whether the demolitions carried out in Kanpur and Prayagraj over the weekend were in compliance with procedural and municipal laws.

Alt News’ Zubair deactivates FB account after backlash for ‘making fun of other’s god, religion’

Alt News co-founder Pratik Sinha says Mohammed Zubair's posts were satire, and were being taken 'out of context' and 'misconstrued'.

Video of men ‘protesting’ Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks is from 2021 rally in Pakistan

The Tehran Times mistakenly passed off a Pakistani far-right leader's commemoration ceremony as backlash against the BJP.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

20% of Agniveers in first-batch recruits will be women, says Indian Navy

Nearly 10,000 women have already registered for the online application process later this month; this is the first time that Navy is inducting women as sailors.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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