User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
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WATCH: Pakistani ad defining what freedom means to women drives the point home 16.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
India and our neighbour Pakistan celebrated their 71st Independence Day with much fervour in the past two days. As the occasion marked the festival to honour our freedom from British Raj, an ad that went viral asked what exactly is the meaning of this Azadi we got after years of struggle. Made by a fashion brand in Pakistan, the viral advertisement begins with asking a question, "Azadi hoti kya hai?" (What is freedom?).   We see women playing cricket which was significant since former Pakistani cricketers like Waqar Younis had a conservative opinion about women playing the game during recently concluded  ICC Women's World Cup 2017. There is one girl practising her dance move, another one scratching the record in a club. There is one more girl, wearing a hijab while doing mechanic work. These women represent something and drive the point home when throughout the video, it gives various yet equally valid answers. Check out the ...
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7 hopes from seven Indians 15.8.2017 TOI: India
Seven colours make a rainbow. And like that multi-coloured arc across the sky, these seven people too come from different background, shaped by a range of events - some bright, some bleak. In their carefully-chosen words, you sense a guarded optimism as well as a fervent desire to be the cartographers of their own destiny. Welcome to the world of these seven citizens of New India.
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Now flaunt your bikinis in special tourist resorts in Saudi Arabia! 3.8.2017 DNA: Top News
Saudi Arabia's new Prince has announced a massive tourism development project on Tuesday. The luxury beach project shall have special laws which will allow women to wear bikinis instead of covering up their skin. The Red Sea project will build luxury hotels and residential units on 50 islands with transport infrastructure on the Red Sea Coast. The project is part of Vision 2030, an economic reform project to diversify Saudi’s oil-dependent economy. Construction of the resorts shall begin in 2019 where the first phase will include the development of an airport, hotels and housing. It is expected to be completed by 2022, reports The Telegraph. “The Red Sea project will be a luxury resort destination situated across the islands of a lagoon and steeped in nature and culture.  “It will set new standards for sustainable development and bring about the next generation of luxury travel to put Saudi Arabia on the international tourism map,” the fund said.  Saudi Arabia already plays host to millions of foreigners ...
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Burqa-clad militants loot J&K bank 1.8.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Cash-starved terrorists disguised as women stormed the branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Arwani village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district and looted Rs 5.2 lakh at gunpoint, before making an escape. The incident occurred in the afternoon when two burqa-clad terrorists armed with automatic weapons barged into the bank and asked the staff to raise their hands and hand over the cash. One of the burqa-clad militants then took away the cash. Minutes later, a masked man, who was standing guard outside the branch, also joined the robbers, before all three escaped from the spot. The robbery was caught on the CCTV camera installed inside the branch. The police said that Hizbul Mujahideen was behind the heist as they have been facing an acute cash crunch post demonetisation. "Hizbul Mujhadeen militants barged into the J&K Bank branch in Arwani in the afternoon and looted about Rs 5.2 lakh. The police have registered a case and investigations are on. During the initial investigation and with the help of CCTV ...
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Sonam Kapoor, the bride: Who dressed her better? 25.7.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Vote: Was it Ralph and Russo at Paris Fashion Week or Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in Delhi?
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'People trolling Mohammed Shami are wrong, not him', says uncle 20.7.2017 Sify Finance
[India], July 20 (ANI): Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami's uncle on Thursday condemned the social media backlash on Indian seamer for uploading pictures of his daughter's second birthday wherein his
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Shami becomes victim of trolls once again 19.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
India pacer Mohammad Shami has once again become a victim of social media trolling after he posted pictures of his wife during their daughter's second birthday celebrations.
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Mohammad Shami trolled on Twitter for sharing 'Un-Islamic' picture of daughter's birthday 19.7.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India pacer Mohammad Shami has once again become a victim of social media trolling after he posted pictures of his wife during their daughter's second birthday celebrations. The cricketer was trolled as many felt that his wife Hasin Jahan committed a "sin" by not wearing a hijab during the birthday celebrations. My princess Aairah's 2nd birthday celebration pic.twitter.com/JgNtZFJVqy — Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) July 18, 2017 "Sad to see your wife without hijab. my dear shami sir do not look at the smallness of the sin, rather look at the one whom you are disobeying," Sharun Km from Kunnamkulam posted with a hashtag #GoToHell. Syed Akhtar from Beijing wrote: "Do you want to please right wings by not wearing hijab nd celebrating birthday." Mohammad Tahir Faisal from Patna tweeted: "Drown in shame... Are you Muslim, I don't think so you're Muslim...Islam can't allow you to celebrate Birthday in that fashion." However, the fast bowler's fans came out in strong support of him. "Sad to see insects like you ...
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Purdah bar at Kerala Salafi institute 19.7.2017 TOI: India
A Muslim girl has refused to join a teacher training institute under Jamia Nadwiya at Edavanna in Malappuram after the institution insisted that she could not wear purdah on all days while attending the class. Husna C, wife of Muhammad Harshad P, decided not to pursue the course after institute authorities rejected her plea to wear purdah instead of sari.
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Irfan Pathan shuts down trolls with perfect response 18.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Ifran Pathan's wife can be seen wearing a burqa in the photograph but her exposed hands and nail polish has enraged many.
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Iran: Newspapers break hijab taboo in front page tributes to math genius Maryam Mirzakhani 17.7.2017 DNA: Money
The Iranian media in its tribute to late mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Sunday broke the country's strict rules on female dress to show Mirzakhani with her head uncovered. According to a report by the Guardian, tributes were led by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, who posted a recent picture of Mirzakhani on Instagram without a hijab.   Jul 15, 2017 at 10:11am PDT Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor, died in hospital in California on Saturday fighting cancer. She won the Fields Medal in 2014 for her "outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces". At that time, Iranian newspapers digitally retouched Mirzakhani's photograph to put a scarf over her head while others published a sketch showing only her face. Iran's strict laws on female dress require all women to be covered in public. This week, the front page of Hamshahri, a state newspaper, particularly stood out, winning praise for portraying her as she had lived. "Maths genius yielded to ...
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Lynchings from another time 17.7.2017 Rediff: Columns
'Mumbai's killings in January 1993 came at the tail end of two outbursts of vicious communal violence, whereas today, it's peacetime in a 'new India'.'
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Saudi Arabian Education Ministry grants access for girls to play sport in school 12.7.2017 DNA: India
Saudi Arabia has said that it will grant girls in public schools access to physical education, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports. The Education Ministry said yesterday it will introduce the physical education classes "gradually" and "in accordance with (Islamic) Shariah regulations." At least one Saudi activist took to Twitter questioning whether this implied that girls will be required to seek the permission of their male guardians, such as a father, before they can play sports. It was also unclear if the classes would be extracurricular or mandatory. The decision to allow girls to play sports in public schools is significant in Saudi Arabia because women taking part in exercise is still seen as a taboo. Some of the kingdom's ultraconservatives shun the concept of women's exercise as "immodest" and say it blurs gender lines. It was only four years ago that the kingdom formally approved sports for girls in private schools. ...
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Shocking: Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal quits Essex County Club after alleged acid attack 12.7.2017 DNA: Money
Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has left English county Essex after an alleged acid attack on him and his family.  The 28-year-old -- Bangladesh's highest international run scorer with more than 10,000 to his name in all forms of the game -- signed only last week for an eight game stint in the T20 Blast county competition. According to a report in Bangladesh's The Daily Star, the incident happened when Tamim was dining with his wife Ayesha Siddiqa, who wears a hijab, and their one-year-old son. The paper claims the trio were chased out of the restaurant and had acid thrown at them, but they managed to escape unhurt. Sunday's seven-wicket loss to Kent was the only match played by Tamim before the horrific incident happened and he decided to leave with his family. The club, though, released a statement saying that he left because of 'personal reasons'. "Essex County Cricket Club can confirm that overseas player Tamim Iqbal has left the club with immediate effect due to personal reasons," the ...
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Haryana's 'pride for veil' triggers row 28.6.2017 Rediff: News
The recent issue of Krishi Samvad, a supplement of the Haryana Samvad magazine, a monthly magazine published by the state government, carries a photograph of a veiled woman.
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Meet Halima. Muslim. Model. Destroyer of Stereotypes 24.6.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Don't miss the hottest buzz in the world of fashion and entertainment.
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LIVE! Remember Trump's covfefe? Now it's an official act! 13.6.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 31, wounds 35 in marketplace 9.6.2017 DNA: Money
A woman suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded 35 in a crowded market in the town of Musayab, 80 km south of Baghdad, on Friday, security sources said. Islamic State claimed the attack, as well as one at the main bus station in the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, just west of Musayab, which killed three people and wounded 15. A security officer said the bomber in Musayab was a woman and had hidden the bomb under her full-body veil. Islamic State's statements identified both bombers as men. The hardline Sunni Muslim insurgents declared a self-styled "caliphate" over parts of Syria and Iraq three years ago but are now on the brink of losing Mosul, their de-facto capital in Iraq, to a U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive launched in October. They are also on the back foot in Syria, retreating in the face of a U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led military coalition attacking Raqqa, Islamic State's urban redoubt ...
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Hate crime in Manchester has doubled since terror attack 27.5.2017 Rediff: News
From a daily average of 28, the number shot up to 56 by the middle of this week, Greater Manchester Police said.
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Covering face causes Vitamin D deficiency, says UK Independence Party defending burqua ban 26.5.2017 DNA: Money
The far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) has pledged in its general election manifesto to ban the burqas or the full face veils in public places, citing among others a bizarre reason that they "prevent intake of essential vitamin D from sunlight". "Clothing that hides identity, puts up barriers to communication, limits employment opportunities, hides evidence of domestic abuse, and prevents intake of essential vitamin D from sunlight, is not liberating," the UKIP election manifesto says. The Paul Nuttall-led UKIP broke ranks with the other major parties yesterday by resuming national campaigning with the launch of its manifesto just days after the Manchester concert bombing that claimed 22 lives. The UKIP pledged that it would introduce a ban on the wearing of the "dehumanising" burqa and full face coverings in public places, The Telegraph reported. "Face coverings such as these are barriers to integration. We will not accept these de-humanising symbols of segregation and oppression, nor the security ...
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