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  • Rohingyas are not the thin end of Islamic wedge

    The newspaper photograph of seven Rohingya men whom the Indian government recently deported to Myanmar made me wonder if they would have been treated differently if they had not been Muslim. Religion may or may not be “the opium of the people” but it is certainly the single strongest determinant of individual as well as collective behaviour throughout Asia. When race is added, it makes a powerful brew. That explains the harsh

  • Pakistan’s Mithi, an oasis of Muslim-Hindu tolerance

    Mithi : Cows roam freely in the Pakistani city of Mithi, as in neighbouring India. Considered sacred animals among Hindus, they embody the religious tolerance of this community in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where minorities face heavy discrimination. Here, “Muslims respect the beliefs of Hindus,” said Sham Das, a 72-year-old pensioner. “They do not kill cows, or only in remote places, but not in Hindu neighbourhoods.” Unlike in the rest of Pakistan, cattle in

  • PM Narendra Modi on Triple Talaq Bill: Will ensure that Muslim women get justice

    New Delhi: PM Modi on Sunday assured justice to Muslim women through Triple Talaq Bill. While addressing the nation in the 47th edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, the PM said, “The Triple Talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha, but could not be passed in Rajya Sabha. But, I would like to assure Muslim women that the entire nation is there with them and we will ensure that they

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    Kerala Floods: Muslim NGOs donate Rs 10 lakh as Eid gift to flood-hit people

    Mumbai: Following an extensive donation drive for the Kerala calamity, students from Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) Maharashtra along with members of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and other local NGOs are back on the occasion of Eid collecting more than Rs 10 lakh from Eidgahs and Mosques after the Eid prayers.

  • We’ll convert you to Islam: Owaisi to men who shaved off Muslim man’s beard in Gurugram

    Hyderabad: Few days after a Muslim man was forced to shave off his beard following an altercation in Gurugram, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi has threatened the accused that he would be “converted to Islam”. Strongly reacting to the Haryana incident, Owaisi further said that he would make the accused grow a beard.

  • Tripura Muslim body urges State government to take steps for peaceful Bakra Eid

    Agartala (Tripura): Tripura’s Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, one of the oldest bodies of the minority Muslim population of the state, appealed to the new ruling BJP-IPFT government to take necessary appropriate measures so that the Muslim population can celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Adha, also called the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, without any fear.

  • Airtel Controversy: Omar Abdullah threatens to boycott Airtel after company entertains Islamophobic customer

    An Airtel customer named Pooja Singh recently took to twitter complaining of poor services by one of the Airtel executives. To which an Airtel executive, named Shoaib responded to get back shortly with more information. The woman lashed at the executive in the tweet and refusing to speak to him being a Muslim. The entire conversation spurred up even further when Airtel itself interfered by taking a stand for their employee.

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    Eid-ul-Fitr 2018: From Pearl V Puri to Tejasswi Prakash, TV celebs wish ‘brotherhood and happiness’ on festival eve

    Eid 2018 or Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) is an important festival which is celebrated by the people of Muslim communities in the world. It marks the end of the pious month of Ramadan, which is the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is the only day in the entire month of Shawwal on which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The festival marks the

  • Hot potato of illegal foreign migrants

    Ever since Sheikh Hasina took power in Bangladesh in 2009, India’s ties with its eastern neighbour has progressed rapidly. In fact, apart from Bhutan, the one good friend India has in the neighbourhood is Bangladesh. The Prime Minister’s critics have accused her for giving more to India than getting back from Delhi. She has dismissed the charge. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to endorse the Teesta water sharing pact has

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    Aurangabad Riot: Muslim legislators demand action against Shiv Sena leaders

    Mumbai: Several Muslim legislators protested on Tuesday at Mantralaya over the alleged involvement of Shiv Sena party workers and police officers in the Aurangabad riots. The legislators claimed they were denied a meeting with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis despite prior appointment being taken. However, Fadnavis clarified the delegation of Muslim legislators has not taken his appointment and said he will meet them in the night.

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    Mumbai: Muslim women can seek relief under Domestic Violence Act, rules Court

    Mumbai: In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court held that a Muslim woman can seek reliefs like monthly maintenance, custody of children and also accommodation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (DV) of 2005. The HC ruled that the fact that Muslim marriages are governed by their personal laws, but the same do not bar a woman to seek reliefs under the DV Act.

  • Woman illegally confined in BJP leader’s house by her mom for being in love with a Muslim youth recused

    Mangaluru: A 24-year-old woman from Kerala has been rescued after being under “illegal confinement” in a house here following her mother’s objection to her relationship with a Muslim youth, police said. Hailing from Thrissur in Kerala, the woman was kept under illegal confinement at the rented house of a local BJP leader for the last one year, they said adding a case had been registered against her mother.

  • Don’t discriminate on religious lines: Ola to customer who cancelled ride as the driver was Muslim

    New Delhi: Taxi aggregator Ola Cabs on Sunday urged a person not to discriminate on religious lines after the latter cancelled his ride as the driver was a Muslim. Replying to one Abhishek Verma, who is followed by some Union cabinet ministers on Twitter, the company said, “Ola, like our country, is a secular platform, and we don’t discriminate our driver partners or customers basis their caste, religion, gender or creed. We

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    Mumbai: Women stage protest to withdraw triple talaq bill

    Mumbai: Muslim women in Mumbai took out a silent morcha on Thursday evening demanding withdrawal of the Triple Talaaq Bill which criminalises the practice of talaq-e-biddat wherein Muslim men divorce their wives by uttering the word ‘talaq’ thrice. Holding placards with words that conveyed their sentiment, the women contingent also submitted a memorandum to the police in which they sought intervention from the Governor of Maharashtra.

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