Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicTablighi Jamaat

Topic: Tablighi Jamaat

PM’s Kashi visit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Saudi ban on Tablighi Jamaat — Page 1 news from Urdu press

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

‘Danger to society’ — Saudi Arabia bans Tablighi Jamaat

The country’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs called upon its mosques to allocate the next Friday sermon to warn against the group’s ‘misguidance, deviation and danger’.

Delhi HC grants Centre two weeks to reply on plea seeking reopening of Nizamuddin Markaz

The Markaz had been locked since 31 March last year following Tablighi Jamaat congregation amid Covid lockdown. The court has now listed the matter for hearing on 16 September.

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Tablighi event-related Islamophobic posts on Twitter

The apex court further asked the petitioner to read the new IT rules and come prepared in the appeal seeking directions guidelines against spreading of hate messages.

‘Corona jihad’ to ‘holy dip’ – India’s TV channels shocked at Kumbh but it’s no ‘human bomb’

News channels’ coverage of Haridwar continued to dip in and out of Kumbh Mela. But no channel called this a ‘human bomb’ or ‘corona warfare'.

Comparing Kumbh with Markaz is likening ‘Gangajal to dirty drain water’, says VHP

The VHP backing for the event comes a day after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat made it clear that the Kumbh Mela will continue. 

Silence on Kumbh shows Indians think only Muslims spread Covid

There’s nothing more liberating than the truth. And the truth is that India has fangs of communalism deeply dug into it.

OCI cardholders will need special permit to undertake ‘Tabligh’, media activities — govt

The Home Ministry, in a notification, also allowed cardholders parity with Indian nationals in air fares in domestic sectors, entry fees for parks, monuments and museums in India.

36 Tablighis set to return home a year after court battle against Delhi Police

In 2020, 44 Tablighis decided not to plead guilty to Delhi Police charges on violating visa conditions & Covid protocols. All of them were acquitted by court.

4 move Delhi HC against FIRs filed for keeping women Tablighi members at homes during lockdown

The four petitioners gave shelter to 12 women Tablighi Jamaat members, who came to India to attend the event at its headquarters in Nizamuddin in March 2020.

On Camera

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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