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How a Mujahid group in Kerala is treating the terminally ill with Islamic dawa and activism

The book ‘Religion and Secularities Reconfiguring Islam In Contemporary India’ explores the relationship between Islam, civil society & the state.
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Iran becoming more secular, less religious, new study reveals

Our results revealed dramatic changes in Iranian religiosity. Compared with Iran’s 99.5% census figure, we found that only 40% identified as Muslim.
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With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
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Joining the Indian Army won’t make you a bad Muslim

Indian Army is one of the most secular institutions in the country and Muslims must sign up.
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Sushma Swaraj isn’t alone. In Modi’s cabinet, appearing secular is risky business  

PM and his BJP colleagues maintain silence whenever union ministers come under attack from right-wing Twitter trolls. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to enjoy great repute among his loyal fans, he has maintained a stoic silence over his cabinet colleagues being attacked by the troll army. The most recent victim of Modi’s play-safe was external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who was attacked by BJP supporters for not being ‘Hindu enough’, because she helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. Swaraj was viciously trolled on social media, and the language used, to put it mildly, was not pretty. Swaraj’s worst mistake was appearing secular. No person, including the honorable Prime Minister or party president Amit Shah, have so far stood up for her. She, however, refused to be bogged down, and silently used the micro-blogging platform to expose the identities of those hurling abuses at her. People from the ruling dispensation, who claim...
A collage of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in temples

Want to be a successful Indian politician? Leave your secularism at the door

The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.

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Dozens of Indian start-ups join hands to end dominance of Google, Facebook

About 56 Indian entrepreneurs are considering establishing alternative to Google Play Store & ending supremacy of large tech corporations such as Facebook.

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Lt General Taranjit Singh, Deputy Chief IDS (Operations) | ANI | Twitter

We are secular, says Indian Army on Pakistan’s ‘malicious campaign trying divide soldiers’

The Army said Pakistan has been carrying out a social media campaign for days now, trying to defame the institution.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.