Wednesday, 25 May, 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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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Abhilasha Barak is the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps

‘Golden Letter Day’: Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes Army’s 1st woman combat pilot

Indian Army so far did not have women officers in the flying branch, unlike the Indian Air Force and the Navy.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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